Denim invasion: Westmead supports Jeans4Genes Day

Westmead executive unit staffers in their jeans. BACK: Catherine Walton, Loren Cleaves, Lidia Stach, George Varipatis, Krisha Adams, Carol Junker and Cathy Duffy. FRONT: Vesna Janjic, Shanta Vekaria, Nidi Singh, Melissa Kerrigan and Mirna Nohra.

Boot-cut, skinny, flair – they were ALL on display at Westmead Hospital’s executive unit on Friday as the team marked Jeans4Genes day.

Dozens of staff members traded corporate gear for their favourite denim on August 4, to help raise money for genetic research.

Every dollar raised from Jeans4Genes day helps scientists at the Children’s Medical Research Institute, based at Westmead, discover treatments and cures to give children the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

One in 20 children in Australia are born with a birth defect or genetic disease – on average, that’s one in every classroom.

The Children’s Medical Research Institute is dedicated to finding ways to treat or prevent childhood cancer, epilepsy, birth defects and genetic diseases, in order to create brighter futures for all kids.

To donate to Jeans4Genes Day, click here.

Well done to all the WSLHD staffers who supported the cause – we’re loving the wash of denim across our hospitals!

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