October Impact

Health Issues/Cure Research

The Lee Jeans company is responsible for the "National Denim Day" that takes place in October. This day, begun in 1996, led to many organizations utilizing the day to wear jeans and talk about and support the fight for the cure of breast cancer. The American Cancer Society and Komen organizations have also led the movement to pay to wear jeans for one day of the year to support research and a cure. 


From the beginning, the Foundation has held a weekly Jeans Day for A Cause so all monies collected can support that month's charitable initiative. While the Foundation can't take credit for creating the idea of paying to wear jeans, we believe that seeing so many of you in jeans on Fridays shows your support of the Foundation and the work we're doing.

During October, which we dedicate to "Health Issues/Cure Research", we donate funds to several organizations working to end breast cancer and other diseases. We also encourage you to find a walk or a run and use it to show your support for the charitable organization nearest your heart. And when you're in a walk or run, see For FTP Employees to see how we support YOUR efforts!