As one of the first fundraisers for the Children’s Medical Research Institute, CMRI Gerringong always makes a big effort to raise funds through the national Jeans for Genes campaign.
“By supporting our Jeans for Genes endeavours, you will be helping scientists at the Children’s Medical Research Institute to make further ground breaking progress,” says Lorraine Peade.
“For example, a drug CMRI developed to treat epilepsy may also cure kidney disease – an unexpected discovery that has the potential to save millions of people from the need for transplants and dialysis.
“Whether you can spare $1 or more, you can help the scientists continue their research.”
Continuing with tradition, tickets are also being sold for a quilt that has been designed, made and donated by the Kiama Quilters’ Guild.
“It features denim and a range of bright colours that will appeal to all ages,” says Lorraine.
The raffle will be drawn at the annual Jeans for Genes Trivia Night.
We’re told the Trivia Night, hosted by Glenn Isemonger and Dave Peade, is always lots of fun, with nibbles provided, drinks at bar prices, a courtesy bus and plenty of raffle prizes.
In the lead up to Jeans for Genes Day on Friday 2 August, CMRI Gerringong will be selling raffle tickets and merchandise – pens, yo-yos, badges and headphones – outside the Gerringong IGA.
Details: Trivia Night – Friday 2 August, 6.30 for 7pm start, Gerroa Fishermen’s Club. Tickets $20 from Cronin’s Liquor. Enquiries to 0417 342 606
CMRI Gerringong will have a table outside the local IGA on Fri 26 and Sat 27 July and Thurs 1 and Fri 2 August.