October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and DynCorp International once again supported the fight against breast cancer through its “Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer” program.
During the week of October 8-12, 2012, DI team members donated $5 for each day or $20 to wear jeans for the entire week, raising money to directly benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Donations from the Falls Church, Va., Alexandria, Va., and Fort Worth, Texas combined for a total of $7,200. 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.
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.