Jeans for Genes Day at Nutworks
Jeans for Genes is the iconic fundraising campaign of Children’s Medical Research Institute.
Each year, Australians unite by wearing their favourite jeans and outdoing each other with crazy denim outfits, and donating money or purchasing merchandise, to support genetic research.
Every dollar raised on the day helps scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute discover treatments and cures, to give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.
Nutworks Macadamia Factory staff will be all dressed up in denim on Friday the 7th of August to support the cause. Come on in and donate much needed funds, buy merchandise have a chat to the staff and have a delicious morning tea or afternoon tea. And don’t forget to come dressed in your favourite jeans!
How your support helps
Every dollar makes a difference by supporting the Children’s Medical Research Institute. Here’s how…
$1 - Fight cancer: a gold coin will buy enough of the crucial enzyme needed to test the blood of one patient for aggressive cancers.
$5 - Treat epilepsy: buy a badge and CMRI scientists can buy a plastic 96-in-one ‘test tube’ to screen 96 potential epilepsy drugs at once.
$20 - Crack the causes of blindness: our eye genetics group has already discovered 12 genes that cause blindness in children. Ten dollars gives our scientists 400 mini test tubes to help discover more.
$30 - Help discover the cause of deadly brain cancers: Thirty dollars will allow CMRI researchers to analyse the DNA code in a gene they are studying that could be important for 15% of all cancers, including aggressive brain cancers that affect children and adults.
$45 - Help develop better treatments for dozens of different diseases: Using ‘kinomics’, CMRI researchers are perfecting better therapies for cancer, epilepsy, asthma and other diseases. $45 will buy 1mg of a chemical needed to perform hundreds of tests that will help fine tune these new treatments and reduce side effects.
$75 - Identify DNA gone wrong: You can help us purchase some of the special materials needed to isolate cancer DNA for study, so CMRI researchers can find out what turns a normal cell into a killer.
$120 - Find the causes: Help CMRI researchers purchase micro-pipette tips used to study cancer genes at the molecular level.
$500 - Help cure liver disease: gather a team of volunteers and help sell merchandise on the streets across Australia and you could raise enough money to prepare a sample of cells needed to develop a treatment for liver disease. Currently the only hope for infants born with OTC deficiency is a liver transplant, but CMRI scientists have treated this disease in animals and are on their way to clinical trials in seriously ill patients.
$1,000 - Make a new discovery: Hold your own Jeans for Genes event and you’ll help our scientists test a new drug that could treat cancer, epilepsy or other neurological conditions.
Donate in store or online, click here
This year’s 2015 Jeans for Genes Ambassador; Model, actress & new mum Jodi Anasta!
Jodi explains why she has chosen to become ‘Chief Genie’ for Jean for Genes 2015, “It was a no brainer. It’s definitely something that resonates with me very strongly being a first time mum”
Where: Nutworks Macadamia Factory
Address: 37 Pioneer Rd, Yandina Q 4561
When: Friday 7th of August 2015
Nutworks Macadamia Factory
07 5472 7777