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Jeans for Genes Day
August 3, 2018
Balcatta SHS is bringing out their old denim!
Its “Jeans for Genes” day Friday 3 August for students and staff.
Gold coin donation
How does the money get spent and where does it help?
$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 – Help conduct life-saving research
Help researchers find answers for cancer, birth defects, and genetic diseases. Together we can make a difference.
$30 – Prevent blindness
Our scientists are developing cutting-edge methods to stop at risk children from going blind. $30 buys next generation DNA sequencing to help us perfect treatments.
$50 – Treat Epilepsy
Buy the 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
$80 – Identify DNA gone wrong
Help us purchase special materials needed to isolate cancer DNA for study, so we can find out what turns a normal cell into a killer.
$120 – Stop brain cancer
Help our researchers test new drug treatments in the laboratory and find out which ones might hold the promise of a cure.
$180 – Defeat liver disease
This would allow us to prepare a sample of cells needed to develop a treatment for liver disease.
$500 – Help run an experiment
This could buy all the materials needed to run an experiment that could result in an unexpected discovery.
$1,500 – Help Cure Genetic Disease
This would allow researchers to ‘read’ the full DNA code of a person, helping to spot the one change causing a genetic disease.
For more about donations and other info go to : https://www.jeansforgenes.org.au/about-us/how-your-support-helps