Denim Day’ to raise cash for breast cancer

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Susan G. Komen died at a young age from the non-discriminatory disease Breast Cancer and her sister promised Komen that she would do everything she could do to prevent this disease from taking any more lives.

The month of Oct. is known as National Breast Cancer Month and fundraisers are underway to help the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, created by Komen’s sister, to keep the promise of finding a cure for Breast Cancer.

The SHSU Health Center is doing their part by encouraging students, faculty and staff to participate in Lee National Denim Day on Friday, Oct. 14. This fundraiser is the largest single day fundraiser for Breast Cancer.

As part of the fundraiser, students, faculty and staff should wear denim and pink attire to work and/or to class in exchange for a $5 donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, said Michelle Lovering, SHC health programming coordinator.

“This is geared a bit more towards the faculty and staff, [but] we would like students to come out and learn more information about this disease,” said Lovering. “If you see enough people walking around in jeans and pink then it makes people wonder and ask questions to learn about the event.”

Participants who want to contribute can drop off donations at the Student Health Center through Friday or visit the Denim Day table in the LSC Atrium on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“All the donations will be used towards research, screening and treatment programs,” said Lovering.

Cash, checks and money orders will be accepted. Checks should be made out to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

If necessary, donations can be picked up by departments.

For more information, contact Michelle Lovering at 936.294.4347.