April 28, 2021 – National BraveHearts Day | Denim Day
Did You Know That Jeans Were Named For The Place In Italy Where They Were First Invented?
Welcome to April 28, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate brave hearts and tough pants.
Sometimes superheroes come in small packages. Take the app called Spotlight Hope. This app was founded by the organization BraveHearts for Kids to help families who are facing pediatric cancer find the resources they need during their toughest challenges. Find the app on Google play or the Apple Store for an easy download that’s also free.
BraveHearts for Kids is an organization that helps save the lives of children. It provides information, hope, guidance, and resources to families dealing with a childhood cancer crisis. They offer their services at no cost, and additionally, 100% of individual contributions go to the programs that support kids. This includes emergency fundraising and 1-on-1 mentoring. They match families with a mentor who has experienced a similar diagnosis and crisis with a child of their own. On National BraveHearts Day we remind you to show your support anyway you can and know that doing good anywhere does good everywhere.
Denim has been around for centuries. The word “jeans” is derived from the name of the place where they were first produced: Genoa, Italy. But what we know today as jeans were born during the California Gold Rush in the mid-1800s. Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss wanted to create sturdy trousers that could withstand harsh treatment from men working in the mining industry. Because of this, denim was associated with factory workers and laborers for years…until Hollywood helped to make them mainstream. First, Western movies showed cowboys wearing them. Then James Dean wore them in Rebel Without a Cause and suddenly jeans were super cool. And they still are today. On Denim Day celebrate your rugged spirit and a great American fashion statement.
I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.