October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and one way DynCorp International is showing that “DI Cares” is through a “Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer” week, Oct. 17-21.
DI team members who wish to participate may donate $5 for each day or $20 to wear jeans for the entire week. The money raised by DynCorp International offices in Ft. Worth, Texas and Falls Church, Va. will directly benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Donations will help fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.
Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer
Similar events are taking place throughout October in offices all over the United States. Sparked by the success of Lee National Denim Day, linking jeans with breast cancer awareness has been an easy way to support this great cause.
Lee National Denim Day
Lee National Denim Day first took place in 1996, when several Lee Jeans employees realized that each of them, in one form or another, had been touched by breast cancer. An idea was sparked and led to the creation of Lee National Denim Day, which has become one of the largest single-day fundraisers nationwide for breast cancer.
In its first year, Lee Jeans set a goal of raising $1 million on Lee National Denim Day. To do this, Lee Jeans invited companies to go casual for a cause, inviting employees to wear their jeans to work on Denim Day in exchange for a $5 contribution to the fight against breast cancer. Lee National Denim Day has raised more than $83 million for the fight against breast cancer.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, Susan G. Komen’s sister. Brinker was inspired by her sister, who throughout her battle with breast cancer, spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women in similar situations.
Since Komen’s passing, Brinker has developed the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® foundation into a global leader for the breast cancer movement, investing more than $1.9 billion to breast cancer research.
Today, the Komen foundation is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, and generous contributions from partners, sponsors and supporters have contributed to the foundation’s success.
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