Today is Jeans for Genes day and what better way to celebrate it than rocking up to work in your best denim.
Engenium staff went all out with serious denim overload.
The best outfits by far were worn by Azin Hosseini, Michelle De Boni and Melissa Brunning. With Michelle De Boni (centre) taking out the prize of best dressed thanks to her complete denim outfit - right down to the shoes.
Engenium put on a morning tea to celebrate the occasion, with everyone donating a gold coin or two to attend.
In total $150.00 was donated in gold coins by staff for the morning tea to support the Children’s Medical Research Institute, with the company topping up the amount raised to total a donation of $500.00 for the charity.
Jeans for Genes was established in 1994 by the 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.
One in 20 kids are born with a genetic disease or birth defect. These genetic diseases are one of the leading causes of death in kids under four and the main cause of ongoing hospitalisation.
This year the Children’s Medical Research Institute are hoping to raise $25 million – enough to create a new centre of collaboration. The centre will help to bring world-leading scientists and doctors together to help Australian kids with genetic diseases.