We did! The Staff and Partners here at Cheesman Applegarth were proud to don our jeans and denim in support of Jeans for Genes Day 2019.
Our morning tea table was packed with delights – just wonderful. We raised $250. Thank You to Staff and Partners!!
The 1 in 20 kids facing a birth defect or genetic disease are used to hearing words like “incurable” or “lifelong effects”. It doesn’t have to be this way. Right now, we’re working on gene therapy to find cures for previously incurable genetic diseases.
A genetic disease is a serious condition caused, at least in part, by changes in our DNA. While often inherited, many happen ‘out of the blue’ due to chance occurrences. There are more than 6000 different genetic diseases. Most are poorly understood and have no specific treatments or cures.