Derby Supply Chain Solutions announces its participation in National Denim Day on October 6, 2011. National Denim Day has become one of the largest single-day fundraisers in the nation for breast cancer. Lee Jeans invites companies to wear their jeans to work for a special casual day in exchange for a donation.
Since its start in 1996, National Denim Day has raised more than $83 million for the fight against breast cancer by asking the nation to donate the amount of money they’d spend on a pair of jeans. Denim Day benefits the Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Proceeds raised from participation in Denim Day will benefit:
Lee Translational Laboratories, a collaboration of six of the nation’s leading research institutions to find less toxic, more effective treatments and increase patient access to promising clinical trials.
The EIF Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Project, a multi-year effort led by world-class scientists to develop a blood test for early detection of breast cancer when survival rates are the highest.
The Cancer Support Community, an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education, and hope to all people affected by cancer.
Derby is an avid supporter of the community, and is enthusiastic about participation in National Denim Day. “Employees get to wear denim to work, and the money helps fight breast cancer, a cause that is very important to many of our employees”, says Renee Hunt, Vice President of Human Resources for Derby.