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Making little lives better on Jeans for Genes Day!

Jeans for Genes Day is a national event that raises awareness and funds to find treatments and cures for children’s genetic diseases.

Jeans for Genes Day, held on Friday 6th August, is a national event that raises awareness and funds to find treatments and cures for children’s genetic diseases.

Every child deserves to live a happy and carefree life. But unfortunately, that is not possible for many children with birth defects and genetic disorders, which can make daily life more challenging. These children can spend many of their early years in hospital, causing them to miss school, birthdays, and time with their friends. They just want to feel better. And that is why we will be supporting Jeans for Genes Day on 6 August! This special day is to raise money for continuing research into diseases that affect children. The statistics are higher than you would think. At least 1 child in 20 suffers from a birth defect or genetic disease, such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, and metabolic disorders. Currently, 30% of all children’s hospital admissions are due to genetic conditions, and childhood cancer is usually triggered by genetic changes. That is why the Children’s Medical Research Institute is heavily focused on finding cures for genetic conditions, cures that are affordable for families and available here in Australia. We are still learning so much about these childhood problems; so, the more research we can do, the closer we will be to eradicating them for good. The institute has already helped countless children live better lives. It’s helped eliminate Rubella, improved care for premature babies and led to new microsurgery techniques for organ transplants. Unfortunately, government grants do not fully cover the cost of this expensive research, so the institute depends on the community to help raise funds. This Jeans for Genes Day, there are many ways that you can get involved. You can buy merchandise from the online store, donate money directly, or even run a fundraiser at your workplace or school. Find out more and donate on the website. https://fundraise.jeansforgenes.org.au/

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