Jeans for Genes for Children’s Medical Research Institute

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Wattle Health is committed to helping children and families which is why we are delighted to announce Children’s Medical Research Institute / Jeans for Genes (CMRI) as our official charity partner for 2019. Together we’re ensuring every child has the opportunity of a healthier future.

CMRI is a not-for-profit research institute conducting world-leading research into genetic diseases, cancer, birth defects, and neurological disorders. Each day world class scientists work with the most precious resource known to humanity: the future health of our children. 

As Australia’s first research unit for newborns, CMRI has arguably changed the trajectory of every child born in Australia through the following accomplishments over the past 60 years. 

With your help we will continue our search to find new cures for cancer. Every type. We will find gene therapy cures for genetic diseases in children. We will find ways to prevent birth defects. And find new treatments for conditions like epilepsy and autism.

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In 2019, as official Charity Partner, CMRI will have a presence at all three shows in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. 


– Visit the Jeans for Genes stand at the Show. Showgoers can take advantage of a unique ‘Sew & Go’ embroidery service to personalise a variety of items including denim bibs and teddy bears on the spot. A gift-wrapping service will also be available for a gold coin donation.

– Volunteer at the Show and work side by side with the scientists. Register your interest

– Join us in donating to Children’s Medical Research Institute/ Jeans for Genes. Every dollar makes a difference.

It is our pleasure to host you at Essential Baby & Toddler Show 2019 at no charge, though we would urge you to pay-it-forward and help us support our charity partner to find cures for children’s genetic diseases. Thank you.

Thank you, together we will work toward the shared goal of finding cures for the 1 in 20 children born with a birth defect or genetic disease.

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