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Breast Cancer Fight Turns from Pink to Blue

PHOTO: "Debbie" and her family. She's fighting breast cancer and is featured in this year's campaign.
PHOTO: "Debbie" and her family. She's fighting breast cancer and is featured in this year's campaign.
September 14, 2012

BALTIMORE – The fight against breast cancer in Maryland is turning from pink to blue. The Lee National Denim Day fundraiser set for next month allows employees to donate $5 or more, and in exchange, they wear blue jeans to work on October 1. Several teams are gathering pledges in Maryland, but more teams are needed. Laurie Rappa with the American Cancer Society says each team has a fundraising goal.

"You can register a team, and when you do that, you will receive a tool kit, a step-by-step guide, a poster, donation forms and envelopes, and some pink ribbon pins that you can use."

Register teams at DenimDay.com. Rappa says the goal for this October is $3.5 million.

"And the proceeds this year are all benefiting the American Cancer Society and going to support breast cancer research, as well as community-based screening programs, as well as lodging services provided by the American Cancer Society."

Even from those who get to wear jeans to work regularly, donations are still accepted.

Since its inception in 1996, Lee National Denim Day participants have raised more than $86 million for the battle. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Deborah Courson Smith/Deb Courson Smith, Public News Service - MD