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Educators and youngsters rock their best denim jeans to help sick kids

Posted: 10am 05 Aug 2022

Blue denim is the best colour to wear today, especially as it helps to raise awareness for sick kids.

In celebration of Jeans for Genes Day, educators and children from Story House Early Learning Centre in Deception Bay rocked their favourite pair of jeans and fundraised for the cause.

All money raised will be donated to the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) to help the one in 20 children facing a birth defect or genetic disease.

This equates to 12 kids born every minute worldwide with illnesses like cancer, cystic fibrosis and life-threatening metabolic disorders.

Story house Early Learning Centre Service Manager Chay Slattery said Jeans for Genes Day was a worthy cause to support.

“At Story house Eearly Learning Centre Deception Bay, we are strong believers in being advocates for children’s, safety and rights,” Chay said.

“Getting involved means creating further awareness in the Moreton Bay community and supporting causes we believe in to help advocate for a child’s health.

“I believe every dollar counts and even $1, $20, $50 or $1000 all can help.”

In addition to being extremely fashionable, the centre is also doing a cupcake bake drive on September 22 as part of Bake it Blue, another great initiative which helps ill children.

Although today is the official Jeans for Genes Day, schools, businesses and community groups can choose to host an event anytime.

Chay would like to encourage others to sign up, as wearing jeans is an easy and more comfortable way to spend your day.

“By being proactive and a good person in our community, you’d be surprised how easy it is when you just try and spread the word,” she said.

Get involved

If you would like to know more about Jeans for Genes Day, visit their website.

So far, more than $1.4 million has been raised this year nationwide.

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