Each October, DynCorp International team members from all over the globe participate in a “Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer” program to raise funds benefitting the fight against breast cancer. In October 2014, more than $7,600 was raised by team members in Fort Worth, Texas, McLean, Va., Dubai, Kuwait and Afghanistan.
DI team members who participate donate $5 for each day or $20 to wear jeans to work for an entire week. The money raised will directly benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation and their efforts in breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.
Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the Susan G. Komen 3-Day help support Susan G. Komen®’s Research and Training Grant Program and large public health outreach programs for women and men facing breast cancer. The remaining 25 percent helps fund local community and Affiliate support and outreach programs.
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided almost $1.7 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.