In October, DynCorp International (DI) personnel from the corporate offices in McLean, Virginia, Fort Worth, Texas and Huntsville, Alabama raised $3045 dollars with a Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer (BJBC) fundraiser to support the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, a 60-mile walk to raise money in the fight against breast cancer.
“The PSD team participated in the Brevard County Florida Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, 28 October,” said Jerry Gandy, DI security manager. “The team, led by co-captains Gena Daignault and Kimberly Ashley, consisted of DI employees, family members and friends. The team surpassed their goal, earning a total of $3459 in support of the local American Cancer Society chapter. Way to go team DI Pink Warriors!”
“My team as a whole, No Walker Left Behind, raised $53,775 dollars with 24 members, several of them DI employees, friends and family,” said Jessica Davis, proposal manager. “This was our tenth year to walk in the grueling Dallas/Fort Worth SGK 3-Day, and we had the full range of Texas weather. Friday was wet with a cold front, and temps for the other two days ranged from 60 degrees Fahrenheit to a balmy 93, making the 60 mile walk one of the hottest in the last ten years.”
“It was a life-changing weekend of emotion and memories and I encourage anyone to give it a try,” continued Davis. “The results from a 3-Day walk go directly to local communities for research and development; grants for mammograms and breast health; stipends to cancer patients to help bridge the gaps in finances; and clinical trials to discover medical advances towards finding a cure.”