Jeans for Genes Day is recognised nationally, August 3 to raise awareness and money for the development of treatments and cures to fight genetic diseases and other conditions.
Jeans for Genes was established in 1994 by Children’s Medical Research Institute to fund revolutionary research to help diagnose, understand, and find cures or treatments for conditions affecting kids, including genetic diseases, cancer, and epilepsy.
1 in 20 kids is born with a genetic disease or birth defect. You likely know and care about someone affected. There are over 6000 genetic diseases, including cystic fibrosis, cancer, autism and rare disorders. Research is needed to beat these conditions and give kids a fighting chance.
Genetic diseases are one of the leading causes of death in kids under four and the main cause of ongoing hospitalisation. To fight this epidemic, we need more research.
The goal in this year is to raise $25 million, enough to create a new centre of collaboration, bringing world-leading scientists and doctors together to help Australian kids with genetic disease.
You can help by donating, volunteering or supporting friends who have signed up. For more information, visit www.jeansforgenes.org.au