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Breast Cancer Fight Turns from Pink to Blue in MT

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 28, 2012

HELENA, Mont. – The fight against breast cancer in Montana is turning from pink to blue. The Lee National Denim Day fundraiser is set for this Monday, Oct. 1. Employees donate $5 or more and in exchange, they wear blue jeans to work. Several teams are gathering pledges in Montana, 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 toolkit, 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. Since its inception in 1996, Lee National Denim Day participants have raised more than $86 million for the battle.

The goal for this October is $3.5 million, says Rappa.

"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."

For those who already get to wear jeans to work regularly, donations are still accepted.

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