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TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation Debuts Casual Friday Fundraising Program

Dallas-based TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation recently created the Donate for Denim program that creates an opportunity for corporate employees to wear jeans to work for a good cause.

The program allows employees to wear jeans to the office on Fridays when they make a donation of $5 or more to the organization.

“This is a great program for companies that are looking for unique opportunities to involve their employees in philanthropic efforts without asking for large donations or a significant investment of time,” said Kathryn Copple, executive director of TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation in a press release. “Donate for Denim combines the trend of relaxing dress codes with a great cause, childhood cancer, and gives the employees freedom to work in comfort.”

Dallas’ Northwestern Mutual joined the program last year, raising more than $1,500 in one corner for TeamConner, according to a press release.

Companies looking to join the Donate for Denim program can find out more by emailing


The TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation mission is to raise funds for national childhood cancer research programs, to build awareness that less than 4% of the NIH’s annual funding supports childhood cancer research, and to support inpatient programs.

Connor was just a normal little boy when he was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma on May 15, 2005. Connor lost his four-year battle with cancer on July 10, 2009; but, TeamConnor continues to fight on in honor of Connor Cruse. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation was founded as a non-profit 501(c)(3) by Connor’s mother, Joy Cruse, and shortly thereafter the first board of directors was established. Since TeamConnor’s inception in late 2008, the organization has donated more than $2 million to hospitals and research facilities around the country.

Find out more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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