The staff at the Trangie Multi Purpose Service (MPS) are ditching their work pants for denim on Friday, August 2 for Jeans for Genes Day.
Nurse Unit Manager at Trangie MPS, Ruth Bellingham said the staff are this year getting behind the important cause raising money which will go to the Children's Medical Research Institute to help find treatments and cures for children's genetic diseases.
"Staff at Trangie feel that despite all the hardships currently experienced in their drought ravaged rural town, we can still be positive about the future and support such a worthwhile project," Ms Bellingham said.
One in 20 children are born with a genetic disease or birth defect.
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 that affect kids, including genetic diseases, cancer, and epilepsy.
"You likely know or care about someone affected," Ms Bellingham said.
"Genetic diseases can be confusing, but put simply-they are conditions caused, at least in part, by changes in our DNA."
Genetic diseases are one of the leading causes of death in kids under four and the main cause of ongoing hospitalisation.
To fight this epidemic, we need more research, the Nurse Manager said.
"Our goal is to raise $500 towards this research, for more information you can head to the Jeans for Genes website".
Staff at the Trangie MPS will also be running activities on Friday, August 2.
To donate to the Trangie MPS visit http://www.jeansforgenes.org.au and search for the Trangie MPS.