Don the jeans for genes

By Ivy Jensen

District residents will don the denim today to help the one in 20 Australian children born with a birth defect or genetic disease.

Jeans for Genes Day raises funds for the Children's Medical Research Institute, helping it to research improving treatments, find cures and even preventions.

Jeans for Genes merchandise, such as badges and t-shirts, are available from .

Donations can be made directly to the CMRI by calling 1800 GENIES or logging on to