Wear denim, fight breast cancer

Wearing jeans to work for just one day began as a joke. How on earth could we even talk the boss into allowing that to happen? One of our employees, Colleen, found an ad in a magazine about Lee® National Denim Day on October 10, 2003. Mike Stone, owner of Stone’s Hallmark Shops, made one little phone call and things just fell into place. Since 1996, when Lee® National Denim Day was established, their companies have raised more than 36 million dollars for the Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. Not only will we be able to have our “one day” of wearing jeans—but more importantly—we will also be helping to raise money to wipe out breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Finding a cure for one form of cancer can only lead to finding a cure for another form of cancer. Two of our employees, Brenda and Pat, are breast cancer survivors. Another employee, Linda, has Waldenstrom’s Macrogloulenima, a form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Two other employees have been affected by two forms of cancer. We truly want to help find a cure so our children and grandchildren won’t have to go through what our coworkers have been through. On October 10, the employees of Stone’s Hallmark, 2508 S. Alpine Rd., will be wearing jeans to work. We will feature gifts and collectibles that benefit the fight against breast cancer as well as accepting cash donations. All are invited to come and help in this fight. Donations will go 100 percent to the Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.

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