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Jeans for Genes


Jeans for Genes Australia was born out of a brainstorming session in 1993 to support research into genetic diseases, birth defects and cancers at Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI).
Today it is a much loved and recognised national day in the Australian calendar. Jeans for Genes Day is held on the first Friday in August each year and continues to be a major fundraiser of CMRI.

On this day, people are asked to wear their jeans and donate to support research at CMRI. All money raised by Jeans for Genes goes directly to CMRI to make sure valuable research into conditions like epilepsy, cancer and birth defects can continue.
1 in 20 Australian children are born with a birth defect or genetic disease.
Since the campaign started it has raised more than $60 million in support of CMRI. It is now in its 21st year.

To learn more about Jeans for Genes and how you can participate, visit