|Teachers’ group suiting up for Denim Day again|
|Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor|
Oct. 6, 2006 - Calling all teachers, businesses, professionals, local residents and students: Your support is needed to help raise funds for breast cancer research.
Beta Nu, the area chapter of the teacher honor society Alpha Delta Kappa, hosts several service projects and activities throughout the year. For at least the fifth consecutive year, these teachers from Hopkins County and bordering county schools will be hosting Denim Day to generate awareness for breast cancer awareness and funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The 23 members of Beta Nu are asking that businesses and professional offices participate in the annual fund raiser, slated this year for Thursday, Oct. 12, by allowing staff members to wear denim and jeans that day for a $5 donation to go to the breast cancer foundation. Teachers, students, parents and individuals are encouraged to participate as well. Teachers and students in upper grade levels are encouraged to participate for a $5 donation, while a $1 donation is recommended for younger students. The event is held in October as the month is widely recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Last year, the local chapter raised $3,000 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation from Denim Day donations. Members are hoping to involve as many local schools, businesses and organizations as possible in order to match or exceed last year's contribution to aid in the fight for a cure for breast cancer.
More information about donations, pink breast cancer awareness pins for participation, the Denim Day or the teacher honor society may be made by calling Beta Nu member Johnna West at 903-537-2386. West will arrange to have donations picked up and ribbons distributed. Or donations may be made directly to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation by mailing them to: The Komen Foundation; 5005 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 250; Dallas, TX 75244.
For more information about the Komen foundation go to: http://www.komen.org.