n exchange for a $5 contribution to the fight against breast cancer, with the goal of raising millions of dollars in a single day. The power of the idea lies in its simplicity – just start a team with co-workers, clubs, organizations, friends or family and wear jeans for a $5 donation to the Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Since its inception in 1996, Denim Day has raised nearly $80 million for the fight against breast cancer and unites almost one million people nationwide each year. Teams across the country wear their jeans in solidarity to show their commitment to finding a cure, and the campaign has grown into one of the country’s largest single-day fundraisers for breast cancer. It’s such an easy way to make a difference with just a $5 donation, something almost anyone can do even in these difficult times.
This year, actress Felicity Huffman, star of ABC’s Desperate Housewives, has been named the 2010 Ambassador. Huffman, whose character Lynnette Scavo has battled cancer on the show, appears in a new public service campaign that encourages people to wear their jeans on Friday, October 8, in exchange for a $5 donation to support crucial breast cancer research and support services.
To mark their 15th year anniversary of fighting breast cancer, Felicity Huffman and Lee National Denim Day released a video announcement of this year’s campaign. The video is titled “Join Felicity Huffman in Fighting Breast Cancer 2010” and can be viewed by visiting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rq1eBIsJ74).
Since 1996, Lee National Denim Day has attracted many celebrities to join its cause as ambassadors. This prestigious list includes actors and actresses: Christina Applegate, Yasmine Bleeth, Patricia Arquette, Lucy Liu, Charlie Sheen and Pierce Brosnan.
Registration is open and people nationwide can sign up for Denim Day 2010. Groups and individuals can register by visiting www.denimday.com or by calling 1.800.521.5533 to receive a comprehensive participation kit, which includes educational materials about breast cancer and supplies for easy coordination.
The money raised through the campaign will help the Women’s Cancer Programs of EIF and the Cancer Support Community, uniting The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide. For more information about these programs, please visit www.denimday.com and click on “Where the $ Goes.”…
o me this is an important endeavor that I hope you can support with your well wishes and/or your tax deductible contribution!
Please see my wife’s message below!
Thanks so much for your time and support!
After a 2 year hiatus, I'm doing it again - I signed up for the 2008 Breast Cancer 3-Day! I had such an incredible experience doing the 3-Day in 2004 & 2005 that I'm going back for more. I'm so excited about this event, despite the fact that this year I really know what I've gotten myself into.
This event isn't easy, but I promise you, I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't believe 100% that it was worth every muscle ache, weary night and training walk!
I do this walk for a friend who has battled this disease, as well as for the friends and family that have been affected in one way or another. I also do this so in the hopes that my daughters will never have an idea of what breast cancer is, only in a historical reference.
I am hoping to surpass the $2,200 required fundraising level for this year. Below is a link to my personal fundraising page to make a donation.
Thank you for all of your support. I'm incredibly lucky to have people like you in my life!
You can visit the web address:
For more information about the Breast Cancer 3-Day, Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, visit http://www.the3day.org/ or call 800.996.3DAY.…
Join other HR professionals in supporting this wonderful grassroots program which has raised more than $75 million for breast cancer research at http://www.denimday.com/). Also check out our new video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjwBLCIZeOs.…
Added by Erik Keith at 7:32pm on September 9, 2009
roud of her at the Bean and very happy to support Breast Cancer Awareness in any way that we can.
A local chapter of the Soroptomists invited us to participate in "Bras for a Cause" and we were more than happy to do so. Individuals and organizations were invited to decorate a bra to raise awareness and celebrate survivorship. All week long, a breast form has been hanging around my office and the Broadbean women have been cooking up ideas of how to decorate it for presentation.
We came up with a name, "Bra-Bean" and spent yesterday late afternoon putting together our entry that started with a hot pink bra base. I'd like to thank our CEO, Mr. Kelly Robinson for his support as we moved forward with this project. With pink feathers, beads, and ribbons all around the office, we have raised awareness in our own little neck of the woods.
As we watch the economy slowly improve, it's a good time to give back in any way that we can. Support a just cause in your neck of the woods. And thanks Dawn for reminding Broadbean about how lucky we are!