In Your Jeans

Workplace fashion update! This week Friday, October 8, is National Denim Day, a business-related opportunity to support the fight against breast cancer. For the last eight years, corporate employees across the country have been donning denim to help raise breast cancer awareness.

National Denim Day is the world's largest single-day fundraiser for breast cancer. On one Friday in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lee Jeans encourages millions of people nationwide to slip into their favorite jeans and make a $5 donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Since 1996, Lee National Denim Day has raised more than $44 million for breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment programs.

When was the last time you wore jeans to work?

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  • Susan G. Adulteress

    This front gave even less than the Red Cross during 9-11. They only account for items labeled as non-profit. Anything you buy that isn't labeled that way heads straight for their corporate boob profit. You should be ashamed but you are too dumb to figure out corporate America. And you get even more cancer by endorsing Komen. Think.

  • Anand Kumar

    Official Website of Shri Srinivasa Ragavaswamy charitable Trust in South India working towards constructing a temple for Sri Srinivasa Perumal (balaji) with Raja Gopuram which is named as Kovai Thiruppathy.

  • Connie

    Even with negative comments, attention is being drawn to cancer!

    Hopefully Summer is not from the state of Washington, where foods with organic markings mean zippity squitch!

  • Van Estes

    Hi Summer,

    I believe you are confused when you state "The Susan G. Komen foundation is a big fat phony fraud."

    Don't take my word for it... read here: http://www.charitynavigator.or... . They have a 3-star rating (out of four). 79% of their income goes to work while the rest is fundraising and administration.

    Good luck with the organic apples. Just don't let them ferment into cancer inducing by-products.

  • J Rynd

    According to http://www.charitynavigator.or...

    the Komen foundation only spends 10% of its revenue on administrative expenses. It's not as effective as some other charities (National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, The Rose, Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization all donate more to cancer research) but still better than average for its cause. Its CEO made around $225,000.

  • Jane Doe

    Actually, according to Charity Navigator's data, in FY2003 the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation put $86M into programs out of $111M in revenue -- this means they are not at the very top, but are still one of the better-run organizations.

  • Irene E. Puccio

    "a very veyr veyr small percentage" is better than nothing at all. That they do anything financially is a credit to them- Also, a price can not be put on the value of the education they provide to the public. Public awareness is a huge step in prevention. Lives were saved because they thought about this and were tested. Lives were saved because the awareness the Susan G. Komen foundation bought to this problem. Who can place a value on the lives saved. If the foundation can keep ALL, not just most, of the money it brings in and save the life of just one woman- has it not proved itself worthwhile? Who knows that woman would not be the mother of world's next great leader- or the world's next great leader herself- if only she is not felled by breast cancer?

  • Summer

    The Susan G. Komen foundation is a big fat phony fraud. They donate only a very veyr veyr small percentage of their profits to cancer reasearch and line their pockets with the rest. I will not wear denim on Friday. Instead, I will spend a few extra cents on an organic apple so that my children will hopefully never have to mourn my loss to cancer.

  • Glen Moore

    Benjamin Moore Paints Canada also has a breast cancer drive in effect for the month of October where $2.00 from every gallon of Signature series paints sold in Canada is donated to breast cancer research in Canada. This product line is also on sale for the entire month.