BC Urged to Wear Jeans on April 24
BRITISH COLUMBIANS URGED TO WEAR JEANS ON APRIL 24 IN SUPPORT OF BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
April 9, 2014 – Vancouver, BC – On Thursday, April 24, 2014 thousands of people across British Columbia and the Yukon will proudly wear their favorite pair of jeans for Jeans Day™ in support of BC Children’s Hospital. The hospital hopes to raise over $1 million through the sale of Jeans Day™ buttons for $5 and lapel pins for $20, which are available at Jeans Day™ Official Retailers across the province: Save-on-Foods, Costco, Overwaitea Foods, Thrify Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Cooper’s Foods, Urban Fare and London Drugs.
“Every year schools, businesses and communities across BC and the Yukon help change the lives of BC’s sick and injured children through Jeans Day™,” said Teri Nicholas, CEO, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “This event truly shows what we can achieve when many people make a small contribution.”
In Vancouver, the annual Jeans Day™ BBQ at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street, April 24 from 11:30am to 1:30pm, is expected to draw hundreds of people intent on sampling an exciting new Jeans Day™ lunch menu for $10, generously provided by The Glowbal Collection group of restaurants. Entertainment at the barbecue will be provided by the Beat Street Squad and other guests, with a special appearance by Vancouver Canucks mascot FIN and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation mascot Sunny Bear.
In many participating organizations Jeans Day™ 2014 buttons and pins are available from office champions. Individuals without access to a school or office champion can register at the Jeans Day™ website or pick up a button at an official retailer in their community.
About Jeans Day™
Since 1991 Jeans Day™ has raised more than $16.8 million for BC Children’s Hospital. Money raised this year will go to the Excellence in Child Health Fund, which supports the most urgent health care needs at BC Children's Hospital. Visit the Jeans Day™ website at www.jeansday.ca for more information or to register.
About BC Children’s Hospital Foundation:
BC Children’s Hospital is the province’s only full-service acute-care hospital dedicated to serving close to one million children living in BC and the Yukon. All children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to Children’s Hospital and are either treated at the hospital facility in Vancouver or, with consultation from Children’s specialists, in their home community. Last year, more than 81,000 children were treated at Children’s Hospital. Funds raised by the foundation are used to support BC Children’s Hospital, its research institute and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. For more information visit www.bcchf.ca and follow @BCCHF on Twitter.
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Jeans Day 2014 30 sec TV PSA: http://youtu.be/HV2gMkK5Rs4
Jeans Day 2014 15 sec TV PSA: http://youtu.be/KzG6qwvBoQQ