Lee National Denim Day

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Lee National Denim Day is a fundraiser created by Lee Jeans[1] to support the Women's cancer programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.[2] Every year, people are asked to donate the money they'd spend on a pair of jeans to support breast cancer research and wellness programs. The beneficiary of the program is the American Cancer Society.[3] It is celebrated on the first Friday of October.[4]

Program history[edit]

Lee National Denim Day has raised more than $83 million in the fight against breast cancer. In 2008, an estimated 800,000 individuals wore denim on Lee National Denim Day.

Celebrity spokespersons[edit]

Related observances[edit]

In Canada, National Denim Day is organized by the CURE Foundation, and is held in May, rather than October.


  1. ^ http://www.lee.com/wps/wcm/connect/lee-en_us/our_company/denimDay/
  2. ^ http://www.eifoundation.org/
  3. ^ http://www.denimday.com/
  4. ^ https://www.awarenessdays.com/us/awareness-days-calendar/lee-national-denim-day-in-the-usa-2018/
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-08-25. Retrieved 2005-12-31.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Patricia Arquette - Biography". Imdb.com. 2003-02-20. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  7. ^ Dolbow, Sandra (2000). "Lee Bundles Rob Lowe, Pink Ribbon | Brandweek | Find Articles at BNET". Findarticles.com. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  8. ^ "DHS asked to help raise money for breast cancer awareness". 2001. Archived from the original on 2003-01-02. Retrieved 2015-01-21.
  9. ^ Dr. Donnica Moore, MD. "Melina Kanakaredes Prescribes Breast Cancer Awareness - DrDonnica.com - The First Name in Women's Health". DrDonnica.com. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  10. ^ Morgan, John (2003-09-23). "Christina Applegate gets serious about breast cancer". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  11. ^ http://www.forrelease.com/D20040811/cgwv036.P2.08112004144152.22923.html
  12. ^ http://www.komen.org/intradoc-cgi/idc_cgi_isapi.dll?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&ssDocName=LNDD_spokespersons
  13. ^ "Pierce Brosnan to promote Lee breast cancer fund raiser - The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area:". Triad.bizjournals.com. 2006-07-12. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  14. ^ Stephen M. Silverman and Julie Jordan (2008-08-03). "Christina Applegate Diagnosed With Breast Cancer". People. Retrieved 2008-08-03.

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