Today Balcatta SHS community supported the Jeans for Genes fundraising campaign.
Thank you to all students and staff who participated today in raising funds.
Jeans for Genes was established in 1994 by Children’s Medical Research Institute to fund revolutionary research that helps diagnose, understand, and find cures or treatments for conditions affecting kids, including genetic diseases, cancer, and epilepsy.
$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