Jeans Day 2017 for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

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Jeans Day, a fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (“BCCHF”) is taking place on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Individuals, families, corporations, and schools across BC and the Yukon are encouraged to wear denim from head to toe, or their best “Canadian Tuxedo”, along with a fundraising button or pin.

Jeans Day 2017

Jeans Day 2017 for BC Children's Hospital Foundation
Child champion Faris, with Whitecaps FC’s David Ousted

Jeans Day buttons can be purchase for $5, and lapel pins for $20 at an official retailer: Save On Foods, Overwaitea Foods, Price Smart Foods, Urban Fare, London Drugs, Thrifty Foods and Country Grocer on Vancouver Island. To participate, individuals, corporations and schools can also register online.

You could also become a Jeans Day Champion by selling over 20 buttons or pins as an individual, or registering your school or company.

New to Jeans Day this year is the revamped school program. The registration process has been streamlined for participating schools, and Jeans Day is encouraging students to fundraise as well. Jeans Day is offering schools and children great incentive prize packs from the Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and BC Lions.

Jeans Day BBQ

The annual public Jeans Day BBQ will be held on May 4th at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Hornby Street in Vancouver from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Celebrity athletes, professional team mascots, and a street team will provide entertainment for all age groups.

About Jeans Day

Jeans Day
Dr. Kishore Mulpuri leads a media tour

Jeans Day started in 1990, and has raised more than $20 million for BCCHF. Funds 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. BC Children’s Hospital is the province’s only full-service acute-care pediatric hospital.

Last year, BC Children’s Hospital treated more than 84,000 children. The money raised by the foundation supports BC Children’s Hospital, its research institute, and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children.

Follow BCCHF on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more information and #JeanUp on Jeans Day on May 4th!

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