Jeans for Genes BBQ Friday 5 August

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Raising funds for the Children’s Medical Research Institute

Most babies are born healthy, but sadly 1 in 20 children is born with a birth defect or genetic disease. On average, that’s one in every classroom.

Children’s Medical Research Institute is dedicated to finding ways to treat or prevent childhood cancer, epilepsy, birth defects and genetic diseases in order to create brighter futures for all children including those who are with us today & those yet to come in to this world.

Many major advances in children’s health have resulted from medical research including the demise of previously fatal illness like polio, smallpox & diphtheria so, together, we really can make a difference & give kids around the world the opportunity for a healthy start to life.

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How your support helps

Every dollar makes a difference by supporting the Children’s Medical Research Institute. Here’s some of the ways 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 – Prevent Blindness
    CMRI scientists are developing cutting-edge methods to stop at risk children from going blind. $20 buys next generation DNA sequencing to help us perfect treatments.
  • $30 – Help discover the cause of brain cancers
    $30 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.
  • $120 – Stop brain cancer
    Helps researchers test new drug treatments in the lab and find out which ones might hold the promise of a cure.
  • $200 – Defeat liver disease
    Helps prepare a sample of cells needed to develop a treatment for liver disease.

How you can donate with NHS

On Friday 5 August at our Builders BBQs at NHS Lambton & Cardiff, there will be ways you can purchase merchandise or simply make a donation for this great initiative. Every dollar counts.
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