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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 info@teamconnor.org

ABOUT TEAMCONNOR CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION

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.

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