Lee Denim Day Fundraising Tops $2,500
Team University of the Pacific raised more than $2,500 so far as part of the Lee Denim Day promotion, which supports the American Cancer Society's fight against breast cancer. Funds collected through the Stockton campus stand at $691 at this time. However, the dental school's campaign, headed up by the pediatric clinic, had a runaway success with their October 12 event, which raised more than $2,200.
An initiative of Lee Jeans, Denim Day is a national fundraiser that has raised nearly $90 million for breast cancer research since its inception in 1996. In addition to soliciting $5 donations that gave participants the once-a-year ability to wear denim to work or school, the donations were supplement with proceeds from a bake sale.
"Wearing jeans to show support for the fight against breast cancer is a fun way to bring the dental school community together," said Magda Rinaldi, a Pediatric Clinic dental teaching assistant who co-coordinated the event.
The donations generated from nationwide participation in Denim Day support treatment and research, including the development of an early detection blood test in collaboration with the Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Project.
To contribute, visit University of the Pacific Team - Lee Denim Day