Children’s genetic diseases are an epidemic. But the good news is; you can make a difference.
At Criniti’s, nothing is more important than famiglia and our children remind us of that every single day. Children are the centrepiece of family life, bringing so much joy, laughter and love. We believe every child has the right to live their best, healthiest life and we are proud to be doing our part to help provide that for them, through our Pasta for Kids initiative.
Jeans for Genes day is one of Australia’s most recognised and loved charity campaigns, raising much needed funds for the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI). Since the Jeans for Genes initiative began, they have raised $60 million for vital medical research, to help Australian kids with genetic diseases like metabolic disorders, blood disorders, inherited blindness, and cancer.
This year Jeans for Genes are celebrating their 25th anniversary and to commemorate this momentous achievement they want to raise a further $25 million for a new Centre of Collaboration.
Last year, Pasta for Kids and our extended famiglia (you!) contributed $10,000 to Jeans for Genes and the CMRI. But this year we’re aiming even higher. For every Boscaiola ordered (our most popular pasta dish) we will continue to donate $1 to support the amazing work done by these organisations.
And together, we are making a real difference. But don’t just take our word for it, the proof is in the pudding (or in our case, the Boscaiola). Over the last 25 years, Jeans for Genes have helped the CMRI:
> Discover a cure for genetic liver disease, with clinical trials about to begin
> Partner with The Children’s Hospital at Westmead on the first-ever gene therapy clinical trial in Australia, which corrected SCIDX1-deficiency (boy in the bubble disease)
> Find a single genetic defect can cause cleft lip and palate
> Develop genetic identification of previously uncharacterised types of aplastic anaemia, which now helps children and teens survive bone marrow transplant to treat the disease
> Launch a world-first project to revolutionise cancer diagnosis and personalise treatment planning
…And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more projects in the works and every little bit helps them further their research, find cures, provide support and improve the future of children everywhere.
So why not come join us, add a Boscaiola to your order and enjoy some delicious pasta for the best purpose we can think of.
Find out more about the great work the CMRI do here https://www.cmri.org.au/. Or head over to Jeans for Genes https://www.jeansforgenes.org.au to find out how else you can get involved this Jeans for Genes Day, on Friday 3rd August.