San Bernardino County Probation Department: Butterfly Wall
Raises Awareness for Cancer, Uplifts Families of Those Impacted


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chief Probation Officers of California highlights San Bernardino County Probation Department’s butterfly wall. The wall was created to honor staff and their loved ones who have been impacted by cancer. Staff and officers can write their stories  on a post-it note which is then taped to the wall in the shape of a butterfly. The pink and purple colors represent breast cancer and other forms of cancer. 

In a video created by San Bernardino County Probation Department, Deputy Chief Probation Officer Teneka Hayes shared how she lost her father to esophageal cancer and how talking with others helped her understand that she is not alone. Located in the Probation Training Center in Rancho Cucamonga, the wall brings awareness to the different cancers. This heartwarming concept gives staff a chance to share a piece of their heart with the rest of the Department. This year, 90 butterflies were placed on the wall. 

We want to thank San Bernardino County Probation for bringing awareness to the different types of cancers and their impacts on the Department. It is important to let officers and staff know that they are not alone and have support from the community.