The Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was founded in the late 1950’s to perform scientific research with a commitment to treat and where possible prevent childhood illness and disability. Jeans for Genes is the iconic fundraising campaign of Children’s Medical Research Institute. Jeans for Genes was established in 1994 by 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. 1 in 20 kids is born with a genetic disease or birth defect. You likely know and care about someone affected. 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. Jeans for Genes has raised over $61 million since its inception in 1994.