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15-May-2023 11:32 | Cassidy Lau (Administrator)

Motivate your team, promote their mental and physical wellbeing, while raising money for vital medical research as part of the Jeans for Genes Sofa to 6k Corporate Challenge.

We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Jeans for Genes and Westmead-based Children’s Medical Research Institute is launching a Health and Wellness Challenge in July, culminating on Jeans for Genes Day, Friday 4th August. This free corporate running challenge is designed to increase morale, collaboration, health, and wellbeing. As well as throw in a bit of friendly competition.

The concept is simple – starting on July 1 and going until Jeans for Genes Day on August 4th.

You and your colleagues can set personal goals and, big or small, feel good when you log your weekly training on the Jeans for Genes Sofa to 6k portal.

The Jeans for Genes online portal will give you access to fantastic training guides written by our partner, Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). These are designed to support you to reach your goals safely.

All the money raised helps our medical researchers find treatments and cures for the 1 in 20 Australian children living with a birth defect or genetic disease, like cancer. That’s one in every classroom.

Sofa to 6k campaign manager Penny Horsfield said this is an excellent way to bring your employees together for a great cause and work on your fitness.

“We are always being asked by our long-standing supporters how they can be more involved in fundraising for our researchers, and this is a great way to foster team bonding, improve mental health amongst colleagues, and even encourage a bit of fun team rivalry.

“Every dollar raised during the Jeans for Genes Sofa to 6k goes directly to Children’s Medical Research Institute and helps find cures for currently incurable conditions, like childhood cancers, cystic fibrosis, life-threatening metabolic conditions, and inherited blindness. The families of children affected need hope, and they are so grateful to everyone who gets behind this great cause.’’

For more information contact Penny Horsfield at or call 0402 926 003.

About Children’s Medical Research Institute

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is an award-winning state-of-the-art medical research facility dedicated to researching the genes and proteins important for health and human development. CMRI is supported in part by its key fundraiser Jeans for Genes®. CMRI is located at Westmead a major hub for research and medicine in Sydney, NSW Australia, and is affiliated with the University of Sydney.

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