Why Jeans for Genes Matters & How You Can Support It
What is Jeans for Genes?
Do you know what Jeans for Genes is and why you should be getting your jeans on on Friday 22nd September? Friday 22nd September it’s Jeans for Genes day, which is a fundraising day for children with genetic illnesses. It’s a charity that supports children with genetic illnesses. With 1 in 25 children estimated as having a genetic disorder, with some diagnosed at birth and others throughout childhood, it’s a really important charity.
Jeans for Genes do some wonderful projects for children with genetic disorders from helping teenagers with Cystic Fibrosis, to helping families with children in need to bond to supporting young carers their website is full of lovely stories and projects of the work that they do.
Why It’s Important to Me
This is an important cause and a cause that is close to my family’s heart because my cousin has Cystic Fibrosis. If you haven’t heard of Cystic Fibrosis before it is a genetic disorder and people with Cystic Fibrosis have a build up on mucus on their lungs, digestive system and other organs. It can cause chronic infections and reduced lung function. It is an illness that affects the everyday life of my cousin and watching her live her life despite it is pretty inspirational, to be honest.
So I think a charity that supports people living with a genetic illness is an important cause to support.
How Can You Help?
As I mentioned above, 22nd September is Jeans for Genes Day. To help raise funds for the cause, Jeans for Genes have released this limited edition t-shirt as modelled by the likes of Mollie, King, Vogue Williams, Steph Pratt, Zoe Hardman, Chloe Lewis, Louisa Johnson and more. As well as of course me! You can buy the t-shirt online yourself for a mere £20, with all proceeds going to the charity. You can also sign up to get your very own fundraising pack, why not do something simple like encourage your work or your child’s school to wear jeans on the 22nd for a small fee with all proceeds going to Jeans for Genes?
*Please note, I received no payment for writing this post.