August 3rd is the annual Jeans for Genes Day – an important awareness and fundraising initiative for kids with genetic diseases. This year marks the event’s 25th anniversary and the organisation is putting the call out to help raise $25 million.
With one in 20 kids born with a genetic disease, many of us might know a child living with one of 6000 genetic conditions such as cancer, epilepsy and cystic fibrosis. To help the Children’s Medical Research Institute fund much needed research, join in on one of the many fundraising activities happening this year. It only takes one person to start a movement.
Organise a denim day, morning tea, trivia night or other fun workplace event to collect donations. There’s nothing like a social event and the opportunity to wear your jeans to get the donations rolling in.
Retailers including JeansWest, Big W or Lowes will be selling merchandise such as badges, pens, yoyos and key-rings as part of the donation drive. On August 3rd, Volunteers will also be selling merch at various major train stations and CBD locations around the country. Alternatively, you can show your support by buying a tshirt
or hoodie online.
Join the thousands of other Jeans For Genes volunteers each year in being the public face of the cause. Jeans For Genes needs volunteers all around the country to interact with the public and communicate why the organisation is worthy. Not only will you be raising awareness on behalf of science, you’ll get to join a community of likeminded individuals too.
Sign up on the Jeans For Genes website to start your own fundraising effort. If you’re passionate and can motivate those around you to rally for a good cause, this is a great option. Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself to new experiences either – run a marathon, swim a great distance or shave off your hair to get people to take notice. All funds raise go towards the Children’s Medical Research Institute to fund further research into treatments for conditions that affect kids including cancer, epilepsy and other genetic diseases.