Blue jeans brings green to the pink ribbon.
Last week ICDC’s Online Campus‘s “Jeans Day” was anything but blue, as employees donated $5 each to the Susan B. Komen foundation to don their denim. The benefit raised $330, which was all donated to the foundation.
The Susan B. Komen foundation website estimates that more than 1.6 million new cases of breast cancer occurred among women worldwide in 2010 and that in 2011 alone there will be 39,520 breast cancer deaths.
With staggering numbers like this and with the news that one of ICDC College’s own instructors was just diagnosed with breast cancer, ICDC College felt it necessary to all pitch in for such a benevolent cause.
“ICDC College is a school that has a lot of heart. A few times a year we have a day where we wear jeans to raise money for charities such as this one. It makes me proud to know that our college takes issues like breast cancer research seriously,” says ICDC College Online Campus Director.
The pockets of about 66 employees were a little emptier by the end of Friday, but in the end, everyone’s hearts felt fuller because of the contributions made to help others.