On Tuesday, May 14th, hop into your favourite jeans and wear the CURE Foundation’s pink ribbon in support of National Denim Day, a fundraiser for breast cancer research.

Over the past 16 years, the CURE Foundation has raised more than $1.6 million, to ensure that continuous funding is available to help eradicate breast cancer. The foundation’s mission is to work in partnership with women and men, health professionals, universities and hospitals to support research, education, screening and treatment.

In May 1997, the CURE Foundation inaugurated NATIONAL DENIM DAY as its main fundraiser. Traditionally, this event is held annually on the Tuesday following Mother’s Day. Businesses, organizations and institutions across Canada are asked to encourage employees, members and students to contribute to the fight against breast cancer through participation in this event by allowing everyone to wear denim and a pink ribbon in exchange for a suggested donation of $5.00 to the CURE Foundation.

Since 2000, the Goodman Cancer Research Centre has coordinated the CURE Foundation’s fundraising event at McGill University. In keeping with our tradition of supporting the CURE foundation’s important mission, we are again calling on YOU to help your university raise the funds needed for breast cancer research by participating in the 2013 National Denim Day. Thus, on May 14, 2013 all you need to do is wear jeans, donate and receive CURE’s ‘pink flower’ ribbon.

Key strategic locations have been designated throughout McGill campus where the ribbons can be picked up and donations dropped off. Alternatively, you can also send your check to the Goodman Cancer Research Centre, room 602, to the attention CURE Foundation, through internal mail by May 14th, 2013. All cheques must be made payable to the CURE Foundation.

Please note that a tax receipt will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

Together we can make a difference!

For more information, contact Louis Blais at louis.blais@mcgill.ca, by phone at 514-398-2595 or visit the Cancer Centre online

May 8, 2013