Jeans for Genes- win a Jeanswest prize pack!
I saw this beautiful quote on the Jeans for Genes Facebook page by a lady called Michelle. She said: "Genes, we all have them, but sometimes they are not perfect.” It made me tear up a little because it’s so true. With one in 20 children born with a congenital abnormality or genetic disease either you or someone you know will be directly affected.
I come from a family with members affected by epilepsy, and have just recently sat beside one of my dearest friends as she and her family come to terms with their child’s cancer diagnosis.
It’s projects like Genes for Jeans Day that make things like this a little more bearable. Whether it’s through just simple awareness of what the Children’s Medical Research Centre does, in investigating everything from birth defects through cancer, to actively fundraising, this is an important day indeed.
So how can you help on Jeans for Genes Day?
Wear denim on 5th August and share your pic: Remember to wear denim on 5th August, share it on Facebook and tag “Jeans for Genes Australia” in the photo so it can be shared with supporters of the campaign
Become a Fundraising Genie: Organise a fundraising activity at your home, office, school or community on Jeans for Genes Day. It could be as simple as asking your group to wear jeans on Jeans for Genes Day and make a donation. To get a free Genie Kit, visit the Jeans for Genes website to register.
Enter the Huggies Jeans for Genes Day photo competition. Huggies have just launched a baby photo competition to raise money and awareness for Jeans for Genes Day. Simply submit a photo of your bub in Jeans for Genes Day merchandise to go in the running for one of three $600 Westfield vouchers. For more information and terms and conditions see the Jeans for Genes Day promotion page.
And here’s a little something for YOU!
To go into the running for prize packs containing a $250 Jeanswest gift card, official Jeans for Genes t-shirts and gear, and two movie tickets, simply leave a comment below and tell us what favourite gene you hope you’ve passed on to your little one! Is it your height? Your eye colour or even your lovely disposition? Tell us and you could win this fab prize pack!
Entries close: Tuesday 26th July.
Winner will be announced on the Huggies blog on Wednesday 27th July – so be sure to check back here.