The Netcong Elementary School staff participated in the Lee National Denim Day on Fri., Oct. 7, an annual fundraiser created by Lee Jeans where participants donate $5 or more in exchange for wearing jeans to work. Since its inception in 1996, Lee National Denim Day participants have raised more than $93 million for the fight against breast cancer. Funds will support the American Cancer Society and its breast cancer programs and services. In addition to wearing jeans, staff members donned pink attire to add to the support of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Linda Cannon, fifth grade teacher who organizes this annual event, says, “This was the best participation we have seen in recent years and were able to raise $240. I am so pleased to be able to continue the tradition here at Netcong School and honor our former colleague and friend, Val Tardive, who passed away as a result of breast cancer.”
Dr. Gina Cinotti, chief school administrator, says, “So many of us have been affected by this disease. The full participation we have in this fundraiser is evidence that our school staff comes together when needed. They are the most dedicated staff I have ever worked with. I am lucky to be a part of this school.”