Finding cures for children's genetic diseases

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Jeans for Genes

Jeans for Genes is the iconic fundraising campaign of Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Jeans for Genes was established in 1994 by Children’s Medical Research Institute to fund revolutionary research that helps diagnose, understand, and find cures or treatments for conditions affecting kids, including genetic diseases, cancer, and epilepsy.

Since Jeans for Genes began, more than 12,000 schools, 20,000 individuals and 41,000 workplaces have taken part and raised $60 million for vital medical research.

We are asking all Australians to save the date for the first Friday in August each year, and get ready to wear your denim to help the 1 in 20 kids who are born with a birth defect or genetic disease.