Jeans for Genes is a fundraising event to support research by the Children's Medical Research Institute into the prevention and treatment of genetic diseases. One in 20 children are born with some form of genetic fault, which can lead to disorders such as leukaemia and muscular dystrophy, and birth defects.
On Jeans for Genes Day, the institute urges everyone to wear jeans and make a donation or buy a badge to 'help today's scientists for tomorrow's children'.
Visit the related links and myDr Kids and Teens Health Centre for more information about genetic diseases.
Last Reviewed: 30 July 2012