An Erie County Sheriff's patrol vehicle, wrapped in pink graphics, was unveiled Saturday in front of New Era Field to raise public awareness about breast cancer and to honor survivors of the disease.
The vehicle graphics were designed and installed by the VSP Graphic Group, which donated its services and materials for the initiative.
Sheriff Timothy B. Howard also announced the "No Shave Challenge" in connection with the event. Road patrol, jail management deputies and corrections officers are being allowed to grow beards throughout November if they each make a $25 donation to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The unions representing deputies and officers have also pledged to match all the donations from their members.
Howard also announced that the breast cancer awareness vehicle would remain stationed outside New Era Field over the course of the Bills game Sunday, so that fans may view and take photos with the vehicle. Spectators will be discouraged from sitting or climbing on the law enforcement vehicle, however.
The specially wrapped patrol car will later be assigned to various districts across the county and visible to thousands of residents as a reminder of the ongoing fight to cure breast cancer.