CFS Announced Denim Day as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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CAMDEN- Blue jeans are worn every day by millions of Americans, but local high school and college students, business professionals, and others will wear denim on Friday’s in April as a visual sign of support for Center For Family Services’ Denim Day campaign.

“Denim Day gives the community an opportunity to raise awareness and prevent sexual assault against men and women throughout southern New Jersey,” said Gina Ridge, Program Director of CFS’ SERV program. “We encourage everyone to participate in wearing jeans on Friday’s in April to show their support of this national epidemic.”

Denim Day is an annual campaign to prevent sexual violence in southern New Jersey through education and public awareness. Citizens are encouraged to wear denim on Friday’s in April for a suggested donation of $5 with all proceeds benefiting CFS’ Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV) program

SERV is the New Jersey State designated Sexual Violence provider in Camden, Cumberland, and Gloucester counties and Domestic Violence provider in Gloucester and Cumberland counties. Proceeds from Denim Day make it possible for SERV to operate a 24 hour live sexual assault and domestic violence hotline, provide advocate accompaniments to hospital emergency rooms, police stations, college campuses, and the court.

For more information on Center For Family Services or Denim Day please visit denimdaysnj@centerffs.org

CFS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve a better life through vision, hope and strength. It is their vision that all people lead capable, responsible, fulfilled lives in strong families and healthy communities.