To the editor;
On Thursday, April 30, thousands of people across B.C. and the Yukon will proudly wear their favourite pair of jeans on Jeans Day™ in support of BC Children’s Hospital.
The hospital hopes to raise more than $1 million through the sale of Jeans Day™ buttons for $5 and lapel pins for $20, available at Jeans Day™ official retailers across the province: Save-on-Foods, Overwaitea Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Cooper’s Foods, Urban Fare, Costco, Thrifty Foods and London Drugs.
Jeans Day™ has a huge impact on care at BC Children’s Hospital because every year thousands of individuals and organizations in communities across B.C. and the Yukon decide that children matter, and that they need our help.
It really does take a team to support sick and injured children and we are grateful to everyone who joins that team with the purchase of a button or lapel pin. It’s a small gesture that makes a big difference.
Jeans Day™ 2015 buttons and lapel pins are available from office champions at many participating organizations. Individuals without access to a school or office champion can register at the Jeans Day™ website or pick up a button at an official retailer in their community.
Since 1990 Jeans Day™ has raised more than $18 million for BC Children’s Hospital. Money raised this year will go to the Excellence in Child Health Fund, which supports the most urgent health care needs at BC Children’s Hospital. Visit the Jeans Day™ website at www.jeansday.ca for more information or to register.