Dugoni School’s Denim Day Raises Money Against Breast Cancer

October 31, 2018

Denim Day


Denim Day


Back in 1998, what was then the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry held a special fundraiser. Participants could buy a special pin which would allow them to wear denim to work, and the money would go to a good cause: fighting breast cancer.

This year, 300 members of the Dugoni School family participated in Lee National Denim Day, raising $2,300.00. In addition to selling pins, Denim Day volunteers also sold baked goods and miscellaneous breast cancer-related items. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

For more than a decade, the Denim Day fundraiser has been coordinated by Ligia Bermudez and Magda Rinaldi, dental teaching assistants in the school's Pediatric Clinic.

Lee National Denim Day® is a 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 more information, visit Lee's website.


Contact: Office of Marketing and Communications, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu

Categories: Community Impact, Faculty, Staff, Students, 2018