Pink candles are in the windows of Braintree Town Hall for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

BRAINTREE − Pink candles will glow in the windows of town hall this month in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Mayor Joseph Sullivan said the purpose of the display is to raise awareness and to show that the town stands in solidarity with those who are fighting the disease and their families.

"The facts are clear that we are making progress in all types of cancer research," the mayor said in a statement. "These pink lights are an encouragement for all to donate to beating cancer as well as a hopeful warm embrace to those affected."

The Braintree Police Department is selling a special, pink version of their uniform patch for $10.  Proceeds go to Marisa's Mission, which supports cancer victims and their families.  The patches are available at the records department at the police station, 282 Union Street, and the treasurer's office at town hall.  Payments must be by check or money order made out to Braintree Police Pink Patch Project.

For more information on cancer research and treatments or how to support those who are battling cancer go to