DynCorp International personnel in Virginia, Texas, Afghanistan and Dubai raised nearly $10,000 through the Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer program to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. DI’s stateside offices have supported the fight against breast cancer through these fundraisers since 2009 and, this year, its global programs wanted to join their colleagues and help fight breast cancer.
Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer
DI team members in Alexandria, Va., Falls Church, Va., Fort Worth, Texas, Afghanistan and Dubai participated in a “Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer” week, March 18-22, 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. The money raised will help fund 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.