Jeans for Genes Virtual Gala

Saturday 20 June 2020, Online Event

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Join us for the 2020 Jeans for Genes Virtual Gala supporting the iconic Australian charity campaign for Children’s Medical Research Institute!

The Jeans for Genes Virtual Gala is an evening of celebration, which also helps Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) make a difference in the lives of countless children. Our world- leading research teams are making tremendous progress on serious genetic diseases of childhood that were previously considered untreatable. Now, we have the real possibility of treating or even curing these conditions. Join us for a night of entertainment and help us build the science of the future – a future filled with hope for the 1 in 20 children with a birth defect or genetic disease.


This special, online Gala will be hosted by the ABC’s James Valentine and feature fantastic entertainment by Jellybean Jam and Ace Avenue from Australia’s Got Talent and The Voice Australia! In addition our guest speakers include Professor Phil Robinson, who’ll talk about his work and COVID-19, and the family of Ben Morris - one of the faces of the 2020 Jeans for Genes campaign.

Hosted By

James Valentine

Performances by

Jellybean Jam Ace Avenue

Guest appearances by

Professor Phil Robinson The family of Ben Morris

    Saturday 20 June 2020 – 6.00 to 9.00pm 


    Event link will be sent to all registered guests.


    Something special with a touch of Denim


    Download the Virtual Gala Program and start bidding on some great prizes.


    $50 per person/access link including an event program.

The families behind research


At this year’s Virtual Gala, you will meet the faces of the 2020 Jeans for Genes campaign. They are reason we do research – to find cures for the 1 in 20 children with a genetic disease or birth defect.

Charlize is one of those faces. In her short life she has had two liver transplant and lost her twin brother Isaac to the condition that she lives with every day. The transplant has given her time, but she still has a limited life span. Learn more about her story:

"I really encourage everybody to get behind research because it develops treatments for your future, for your kids’ future, and for your grandkids’ future. It may not help us today, but it will help future generations." - Briella's mother, Nicole

Another face of the 2020 Jeans for Genes campaign is Briella, who’s family have supported CMRI for many years as advocates and fundraisers. Mum Nicole is particularly passionate about research.


Thanks to the support of our event sponsors, the Jeans for Genes Virtual Gala is helping Children’s Medical Research Institute improve the future of children and their families everywhere. We are proud to call them our partners and are inspired by their generosity.


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