KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Mike Rowe, The star of the show “Dirty Jobs” is making it his job to fight breast cancer.
Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, he was in Kansas City promoting “Lee’s Denim Day” where people wear their jeans and raise money to promote a cure for breast cancer.
The cause is near and dear to Rowe’s heart, his mother is a breast cancer survivor.
” How many jeans do you really need instead of buying one more pair? Take the money you normally spend, go to denimday.com and make a contribution,” Rowe said.
The money benefits the “Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.” It provides funds to advance treatment research, early detection methods and support community programs.
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Mike explains why he wanted to be involved in Lee National Denim Day with his mother Peggy and talks about the campaign asking you to donate the cost of your favorite pair of jeans. Mike also takes on the challenge of pitching some very peculiar products.
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This Friday Funny is from Today’s Facility Management Blog – posted by Heidi Schwartz.
Many facilities management professionals are well aware of the skilled labor shortage. Despite the financial benefits of being a qualified technician, a great majority of newcomers to the workforce just can’t imagine the benefits of being a skilled tradesperson.
Through his mikeroweWORKS.com website, TV personality Mike Rowe has been an aggressive advocate and spokesperson for mentoring and apprenticeship programs that train suitable candidates for blue collar vocations. With unemployment at uncomfortably high levels, perhaps more young people will give the skilled trades another look.
Another supporter of the skilled trades is Joel Leonard, “Maintenance Evangelist,” who has put the plight of this particular profession into song:
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America’s tradesmen: they build our homes, roads, businesses, and schools. They keep our cars running, our lights on, our water flowing, and so much more. They are the backbone of our functioning nation — and that’s why they deserve a national day of recognition according to IRWIN® Tools, a world-class manufacturer of a broad line of professional hand tools and power tool accessories. IRWIN invites the nation to celebrate National Tradesmen Day, on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. This day will focus the nation’s attention on “The Hands that Build America” and will include celebrations, recognition events and activities throughout the country.