BOISE -- Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and the Boise Police Department unveiled a new look for one of their patrol cars today just in time for the Race for the Cure.

Saint Alphonsus Health System is co-sponsoring the Pink Ribbon Patrol Car to help raise awareness of breast cancer and its prevention, detection and treatment services.

The car will be used for day-to-day patrol work, and it will lead the Boise Race for the Cure next weekend.

It represents a fight that hits so many people close to home, including a Boise Police officer we talked with today.

From a personal standpoint, in the journey that my wife and my kids and my family have taken with breast cancer, I think it says something else. I think it's a representation of the fight that she's fought, but also the fact that there's so many people that could benefit by just being aware of breast cancer, said Lt. Rob Gallas.

Gallas told us he did the Race for the Cure two years ago with his night shift team, just three months before his wife was diagnosed. She is now in the recovery stages.

The 2013 Boise Race for the Cure is Saturday, May 11th.

Information on signing up is in the Community page at KTVB.COM.

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