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Wearing Denim for a Cause


September 29, 2008

Ketchikan, Alaska - October 3rd won't be any ordinary casual Friday at Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC) offices. The denim worn on this day will not only be worn for comfort, but it will also make a powerful statement for an important cause. As Lee National Denim Day moves into its thirteenth year, KIC is gearing up to participate in this grassroots program which has raised more than $70 million for breast cancer research.

Participants at KIC are being encouraged to wear denim in exchange for a $5 donation to the Women's Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). Funds raised support some of the most promising treatment and early detection research in the country, as well as the grassroots advocacy work of the National Breast Cancer Coalition according to information provided by Geri Kelly.

"We're always looking for interesting ways for our employees to get involved in fundraising activities," said Debbie Patton, General Manager. "Lee National Denim Day is easy and fun to do. Everyone gets to wear jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation and the money helps fight breast cancer, a cause that is very important to many of our employees."

"Every year we are inspired by the number of people at thousands of organizations across the nation who join us in wearing denim on Lee National Denim Day," said Liz Cahill, Vice President of Marketing Communications for Lee Jeans. "The money they're raising will be used to advance some of the most promising breast cancer research in the industry and we can't thank them enough."

"When Denim Day began, we wanted to do something to fight breast cancer, but we didn t know the kind of impact this grassroots program would have," said Liz Cahill, Vice President of Marketing Communications for Lee Jeans. "We are thrilled about the important, collaborative research supported by Denim Day donations, and we hope the millions of people who have united together and helped raise funds the past 12 years continue this journey with us because the advancements being made are so promising."


On the Web:

EIF's Women's Cancer Programs
The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), as a leading charitable organization for the entertainment industry, has distributed hundreds of millions of dollars to support charitable initiatives addressing critical health, education and social issues.

Lee Jeans - Lee Jeans founded Lee National Denim Day®, one of the largest single-day fundraisers for breast cancer.


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Ketchikan Indian Community


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