It’s that time of year again, where Wildthing and Tattersall Lander support this worthwhile cause. We encourage all of our employees and clients to wear their jeans (and anything else denim that may be hidden away in the wardrobes) on Friday, 2nd August, 2019 in support of Jeans for Genes Day.
Every dollar raised on the day is a step closer to every child to living a long and healthy life. It provides scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute more potential to discover treatments and cures. Research is why children in Australia no longer suffer from polio or smallpox.
A gold coin will buy enough of the crucial enzyme needed to test the blood of one patient for aggressive cancers. Just $5 will help researchers find answers for cancer, birth defects, and genetic diseases.
Prevent blindness with a $10 donation – scientists are developing cutting-edge methods to stop at risk children from going blind. While $20 buys next generation DNA sequencing to help perfect treatments.
Treatment for Epilepsy – $45 will provide materials needed to screen 96 potential epilepsy drugs at once, drugs that could help the 1 in 3 patients who don’t respond to current medication. Identify DNA gone wrong – $75 will assist in purchasing special materials needed to isolate cancer DNA for study, to find out what turns a normal cell into a killer.
Stop brain cancer – $120 will help researchers test new drug treatments in the laboratory and find out which ones might hold the promise of a cure. Defeat liver disease – $200 will allow for preparation of sample of cells needed to develop a treatment for liver disease.
Help run an experiment – $500. This could buy all the materials needed to run an experiment that could result in an unexpected discovery.
Help Cure Genetic Disease $1,500 – This would allow researchers to ‘read’ the full DNA code of a person, helping to spot the one change causing a genetic disease.