IMPD cars go pink for cancer fundraiser

A couple of Indianapolis residents pose with East District Ofc. Roman Williams-Ervin and one of the department's new pink cars. (Photo: IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Metro police officers are showing their support for the fight against breast cancer with three special patrol cars.

IMPD unveiled the "We Are Tougher Than Cancer" cars Thursday. The department said the wrapped vehicles were designed to "raise awareness, spark community conversation and encourage others to share their story of survival."

While on Patrol this afternoon, East District Officer Roman Williams-Ervin was flagged down by a Citizen. The citizen...

Posted by IMPD East District on Thursday, November 8, 2018

The cars feature a pink ribbon along the side of the vehicle, with the letters "IMPD" in pink and "We are Tougher than Cancer" in blue.

Police say the associated fundraising campaign has raised $28,000 since October 1 to raise awareness and help those affected by cancer in the Indianapolis area. In addition to donations, IMPD is selling a pink "Tougher than Cancer" t-shirt through their website.

Police say two of the wrapped vehicles are being used by officers impacted by cancer and the third will travel around Indianapolis and appear at events.