Our employees at Enertech love to give back…and wear blue jeans. One of the FUN committee’s most popular programs combines these two things by giving employees the opportunity to go casual for a cause. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and LEE National Denim Day, during October participating employees donated $20 to wear jeans every day for the entire month.
Lee National Denim Day® is a fundraiser created by Lee® Jeans. Since its inception in 1996, Lee National Denim Day participants have raised more than $91 million for the fight against breast cancer. Donations help the American Cancer Society support life saving screenings in communities nationwide, hope and care to those traveling for cancer treatment and investments in groundbreaking cancer research.
How did Denim Day get started? Several Lee Jeans employees realized that each of them, in one form or another, had been touched by breast cancer. An everyday conversation sparked an idea that led to the creation of Lee National Denim Day, which has become one of the largest fundraisers for breast cancer.
Most Americans can identify with those Lee employees—we’ve all all been affected in some way by breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. In 2014 alone approximately 232,670 women will be diagnosed.
We had 19 employees participate and our team raised over $380 to help support the cause. Great job FUN committee for organizing the Casual for a Cause program. Thanks to all our Enertech team members who participated in this exciting (and comfy) program. YOU are the Enertech difference.
For more information about Lee National Denim Day or to see how you can get involved, visit www.denimday.com