DynCorp International employees from all over the world raised more than $11,000 to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure through its “Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer” program. DI has supported the fight against breast cancer through programs and fundraisers since 2009.
Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer
DI team members from Falls Church, Va., Fort Worth, Texas, Alexandria, Va., Huntsville, Ala., Kenya, India, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan and Yorktown, Penn., participated in a “Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer” week, October 7-11, 2013. To participate, DI team members donated $5 for each day or $20 to wear jeans for the entire week. Those who participate proudly display stickers to show their support. DI holds “Blue Jeans” weeks twice a year.
The money raised is designated to DI’s team “No Walker Left Behind” that will participate in the 2013 Dallas/Fort Worth Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk, benefitting breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker established Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 1982 as part of a promise to her sister who lost her battle to breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen has invested more than $2.2 billion to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries.
Komen’s current investments are focused on research to stem metastatic and aggressive disease, find scientifically sound preventive strategies, and investigate environmental links to breast cancer development.
Komen’s network of affiliates annually funds nearly 2,000 community organizations providing education, screening, patient navigation and emergency financial support for those facing breast cancer in their communities.