Giving Back this August

Even with social restrictions in place, there are still plenty of ways to give back to the community. Read on and find out how you could support a couple of worthy fundraisers happening this month.

JEANS FOR GENES (7th August)

Did you know that 1 in 20 kids face a birth defect or genetic disease? That’s more than one in every classroom!

Most people don’t realise but genetic diseases affect more children. They are one of the leading causes of death in kids under four and the main cause
of ongoing hospitalisation.

The Children’s Medical Research Institute is determined to improve these statistics for future generations. Treatments and cures for children’s genetic
diseases won’t be found without medical research, and they cannot fund the research without our support.

You can help by donating here, setting up a Jeans for Genes’ fundraiser, volunteering or even just by rocking your best denim looks to raise awareness for this cause.

Jeans for Genes Day is officially held on 7th August. Fundraising merchandise will be available to purchase from Merrylands RSL Club, along with a donation box, with all proceeds going to the Children’s Medical Research Institute.

To find out more, go to www.jeansforgenes.org.au.

DAFFODIL DAY (28th August)

Daffodil Day is Cancer Council’s most iconic and much-loved annual campaign that raises life-saving funds for world-class cancer research. It’s a time of hope; where we all come together to show our support for the 145,000 Australians
diagnosed with cancer each year.

This year may feel a little different but the need to stop cancer is just the same. And although this year’s Daffodil is digital, your help is needed urgently to help raise funds for cancer research.

On 28th August, you can donate a daffodil online or fundraise for the Daffodil Day. Appeal your way, wherever you are. You can also raise awareness by sharing this worthy cause to your family and friends.

To make a donation or to find out more, go to www.daffodilday.com.au.