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ANSI Participates in Lee Denim Day 2004

"$5 can help to save a life"

New York | Washington, DC, Oct 22, 2004

ANSI Staff in the Washington, DC, Headquarters

ANSI Staff - New York Operations Office

"Can $5 help to save a life?" This was the question posed by the Lee Company in its sponsorship of the ninth annual Lee National Denim Day® to raise money for breast cancer awareness, education and research. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Today, members of ANSI staff in the Institute’s Washington, DC headquarters and New York City operations office joined with millions of Americans in an effort to raise millions of dollars during the world’s largest single-day fundraiser for breast cancer. Lee Jeans, sponsor for the event, invited individuals at companies and organizations nationwide to make a $5 donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in exchange for wearing jeans to work.

Millions of denim-clad Americans joined in the fight against breast cancer and raised $7.6 million for the cause. More than 27,300 companies registered to participate on October 8 as part of the largest single-day fundraiser for breast cancer, setting a record for the event. All donations go directly to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. Due to conflicting meeting schedules, ANSI scheduled its observance of Lee Denim Day for Friday, October 22. $300 was collected by members of ANSI staff.

With the tremendous response received in 2004, the Denim Day program has now raised more than $50 million during its nine year history.

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