By Human Resources Department
Every October, we celebrate National Cancer Awareness Month by remembering those who have lost the battle with cancer, supporting those who continue to fight, and by spreading awareness to maintain healthy habits in our communities.
On October 7th, Rogers Corporation staff and employees participated in Denim Day, a nationwide event to raise funds for cancer research. A total of 120 participants made donations to wear their jeans to work and raised $3,000 for the cause.
Wearing your blue jeans to work means so much more than just comfort. It is a reminder that every person you see wearing denim has been touched by cancer in his or her lifetime. Whether it’s a friend who has overcome the disease, or a family member who’s been lost- we all have this in common, just as each of us finds comfort in that favorite pair of jeans.
“Since its inception in 1996, Lee National Denim Day has adhered to a simple philosophy: one day, one cause, one cure®. In 15 years, that philosophy has become a mantra for millions and has made an impact Lee Jeans never dreamed possible.”
Spreading cancer support and awareness is a year-round effort. In May, Rogers participated in the Relay for Life, with a local Princess Tea that raised over $1,300 for the American Cancer Society. Other successful fundraisers included contributing a Nantucket Experience to the Relay Goods & Services auction, the sale of Terri Lynn gourmet nuts and treats, basket drawings and a bowling tournament.
Thank you to all members of the Rogers community who have contributed to the fight against cancer. We are looking forward to hosting even more fundraising events in the future!