Remember how fun it was wearing your jeans to school and raising money for a great local cause? This year Jeans for Genes is celebrating 30 years of fundraising for Children’s Medical Research Institute in Westmead and we want you to help us celebrate!
This Jeans for Genes Day on Friday 4th August, everyday people can help the scientists at CMRI to change the future of the 1 in 20 Australian kids living with a genetic disease or birth defect.
For 65 years, the scientists at CMRI have been doing cutting edge work and today they are finding treatments and cures for diseases including epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, cancer, devastating metabolic conditions, genetic blindness, and many more of the 6000 genetic diseases that impact kids.
We can’t find the cures without medical research, and we can’t do the research without your support.
Mum Bianca has visited the Westmead labs and was blown away by how much work is being done into conditions like cystic fibrosis which impacts her son Archer.
“My family growing up has spent so many years fundraising for Children's Medical Research Institute and to go into the labs, to see the researchers working on curing devastating genetic diseases, is just mind blowing.’’
This year there are so many more ways to fundraise for research. If you’d like to get fit, then why not try Sofa to 6km or the Skipping Challenge? If cooking is more your thing, then hold a Bake it Blue event. Of course, there is always the original favourite of Wear Jeans to your school or workplace.
We also need volunteers out on the streets of Western Sydney to collect donations and sell our merchandise so if you and your team can spare a couple of hours - we’d love your support!
To get involved or donate, visit JeansforGenes.org.au or to volunteer on our big day register here at fundraise.jeansforgenes.org.au/volunteer
Or donate to the Western Sydney Business Connection Fundraiser here