Jeans Day 2013: BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

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Jeans Day, an initiative of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, is coming up on Thursday, April 25, 2013. It’s an easy way for your school or workplace to support the cause and it adds a fun element especially if a formal dress code or a uniform is the usual attire.

Jeans Day 2013

To participate, you can register online to become a Jeans Day Champion then help raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital by selling buttons and lapel pins to your coworkers, friends and family members. You can also purchase an official Jeans Day button or lapel pin from any one the our official retailers. Then on Thursday April 25th, wear your favourite jeans with your button or lapel pin. Jeans Day Champions are supported with buttons and lapel pins, posters, reporting form and tax receipt form (to be returned after April 25).

How Jeans Day Helps: The Excellence in Child Health Fund supports the most urgent health needs of children in BC today. Through a continued investment in research, education and care we are making progress in our mission to improve the lives of BC’s kids. Contributions to the Excellence in Child Health Fund will go to the areas of greatest need, providing the essential services, critical research and advanced technology necessary to make leading pediatric care accessible to our province’s one million children.

As a special treat for participants there will be a Jeans Day BBQ on the front plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Thursday, April 25th. Lunch packages include a smokie (or veggie dog), chips, drink, and pasta salad. These packages are $5 with your jeans day button or pin, or $10 without.

Once Jeans Day has come and gone, simply pull off the pin from the back and drop it in with your paper recycling. Lapel pins can be placed in with metal recycling. Follow the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Jeans Day on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

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