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UC Community Invited to Wear Jeans and Fight Breast Cancer

Date: Sept. 26, 2002
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photo by Dottie Stover
Archive: General News

The University of Cincinnati community is asked to participate in Lee National Denim Day on Friday, Oct. 4. Students, faculty and staff are asked to wear denim and make a donation to support the research, education and treatment of breast cancer. It's the world's largest one-day fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and research and UC's fourth straight year of participation.
Breast cancer survivor Zae Roderer at Denim Day 2000

Nationally last year, Denim Day raised over $6 million to fight breast cancer, including more than $2,000 in donations that were raised at UC.

Half of the UC contributions for Denim Day will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the nation's largest private fundraising organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer. The foundation is named in memory of a Peoria, Ill. woman, a 36-year-old mother of two who died of breast cancer in 1986.

The remainder of the UC fundraiser will benefit the local Barrett Cancer Center.

Donations can be made Oct. 4 at the UC Wellness Center, located in suite 100 of the Student Live Pavilion. On the East Campus, donations can be made from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at University Health Services, located on the first floor of the Holmes building. Donors writing checks are asked to make checks payable to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Through the month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the UC Wellness Center will have educational information on breast cancer and will offer pink ribbons that symbolize the fight against breast cancer.

For more information, contact Kirsten Lupinski, director of UC Wellness Center, at 556-6124.

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