Raise money. Find cures. Jean-ius.
Life’s pretty complicated right now, but there’s one simple thing we can do… wear jeans, raise money, find cures.
Every minute around the world, 12 kids are born with a birth defect or genetic disease. Kids just want to be kids, but instead of playing sports with their friends or catching butterflies on a sunny day, these kids are getting liver transplants, taking dozens of medications, or getting their next dose of chemotherapy. It shouldn’t be this way. We can help the scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute find cures, so these kids can go back to being kids.
That’s why we are taking part in Jeans for Genes in 2020. Students and staff are encouraged to wear appropriate jeans, tops and footwear on Friday 7 August, and to donate a gold coin in support of this cause. All money raised funds the vital work being done in the labs at Children’s Medical Research Institute to help the 1 in 20 children living with a genetic disease or birth defect. That’s one in every classroom!