Boston, MAâ Friday, October 4, the employees of Eze Castle Software and more than a million others nationwide will arm themselves with pink ribbons and their favorite jeans to ban together in the fight against breast cancer for Lee National Denim DayÂ®. This nationwide program is the world's largest single-day fundraiser for breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment programs.
For the seventh year, Lee JeansÂ® has invited businesses and organizations to participate in the Lee National Denim Day by allowing their employees to wear denim to work in exchange for a $5 donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Over 100 employees of Eze Castle Software are expected to participate in this nationwide fight against breast cancer.
"This disease has affected so many mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, and friends. I have seen it's devastating effects - breast cancer took my mother's life when she was only 52 years old," says Sean McLaughlin, CEO of Eze Castle Software. "I invite all employees, clients, family members, and friends to participate in this wonderful fundraiser. I know our small contribution will make a difference in the lives of so many people. I hope that together we can raise funding and awareness to fight this disease."
In six years, Lee National Denim Day has raised more then $30 million for the Komen Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer. The goal this year is to raise $7.5 million, 100 percent of which goes directly to the Komen Foundation.
Donations from Lee National Denim Day have funded everything from research grants at the nation's most prestigious universities and teaching hospitals to local breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs in medically underserved areas of the country.