This summer has been a whirlwind of activity! I have patted myself on the back a couple of times for actually keeping up a consistent posting schedule. So, when Allison from Sydney Fashion Hunter first asked for help in supporting Jeans For Genes I didn’t see how I could make it happen.
I have so enjoyed spending time with my two kids this summer and this really got me thinking, “What if my child was sick and needed help?” I would want others to stand up for mine. So, I took a rather poorly staged selfie and sent it in.
Still, the message is there. I am supporting my Australian friends as they rally for a good cause…to support much-needed research in childhood genetic diseases.
Have you heard about Jeans For Genes? Read more from Allison on this important effort.
Did you know that globally 1 in 20 kids are born with a birth defect or genetic disease? And that 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year? Or that retinal eye disease affects 1 in every 3,000? These are terrifying statistics but there is hope. The Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is working hard to find real answers to create a healthier future for all children. The first Friday in August is Jeans For Genes day, the major fundraising campaign for CMRI. Today Australians across the country will slip on their favourite jeans and dig deep in their hip pockets in support of this fantastic cause. Every cent counts so please donate whatever you can here. As a Mum I have been a long time supporter. I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to watch your child suffer a serious illness. Jeans For Genes may be an Australian event but I have decided to step it up a notch and go global! I’ve invited my favourite fashion bloggers from all corners of the Earth to show off their favourite denim to raise awareness and the response has been phenomenal. I know you can’t wait to check them out so read on for all the details …
I really hope you enjoyed browsing these lovely ladies looks but don’t go just yet! The research that CMRI do is vital and they need your help to continue their good work. Please donate whatever you can here. Children like Eva, Jack & Erin really need your help!
It’s beautiful that you are drawing attention to this important cause. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you today.