In its twice annual “Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer” program, DynCorp International team members from programs all over the world raised nearly $11,600 to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure for Spring 2014. DI team members from Huntsville, Ala., Fort Worth, Texas, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Fort Hood, Texas, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., McLean, Va., Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Afghanistan and more participated in the fundraising efforts.
Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer
Blue Jeans week took place March 31- April 4, 2014. 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 is designated to DI’s team that will participate in the 2014 Greater Fort Worth Race for the Cure, taking place May 10, 2014, that will benefit 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.