Forever in blue jeans
All across British Columbia, Canada, people woke up this morning, washed their face, brushed their teeth, and slipped into their jeans. Today was 'Jeans Day', where anyone could buy a $5 button and then be able to wear jeans in support of BC Children's Hospital.
It's also a good excuse to wear jeans when it's not 'casual Friday'!
Organizer Phil Horton hopes to raise $15,000 this year. "Our Jeans Day volunteers, employees as well as Power Pioneers, will be out at Central Park Place, 401 West Georgia, Powertech, Powerex, LMS, Vehicle Service Garage and other BC Hydro locations." He adds, "Our volunteers in the past have done a super job and feel good knowing they've helped in a worthwhile cause."
The run-up to Jeans Day has been well supported by employees and volunteers who advertise with posters and sell buttons at their workplaces. Every person who buys a button or a pin will receive a grand prize entry form to win an air trip or a Whistler vacation. Tax receipts will be issued for the
$20 lapel pin. Any cheques are to be made payable to Power Pioneers.
Money raised from Jeans Day directly benefits BC Children's Hospital and goes towards the Power Pioneers' Miracle Million goal. Funds enable the hospital to purchase urgently needed equipment, fund research in childhood illnesses such as cancer and diabetes, and fund special projects for public