Mia Mehr

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Why I’m doing Jeans for Genes’ Sofa to 6k

I care about the 1 in 20 Aussie kids who face a birth defect or genetic disease. That’s one in every classroom, maybe someone you know or love. Every day, many of these kids wake up to pills, injections, hospital visits (or worse). They never get the chance to run around and just be kids. If they can endure that, and keep smiling, then the least I can do is fight alongside them. That’s why I’m doing Jeans for Genes and raising money for Children’s Medical Research Institute. I want to give these kids better treatments and maybe even a cure.

I’ve signed up to Sofa to 6km, so I can raise awareness and start the conversation—we need to do all we can to help save more kids’ lives. Can you help by sharing this message with the people you know and asking them to donate too? I (and millions of Aussie kids) thank you for it!

Here's just one example of how, together, we can change things:

When Delara was born, she couldn’t hold his head up. He couldn’t move. He was fighting just to walk till she was finally diagnosed with SMA. Thanks to research, she not only survived but also is improving with the help of new gene therapy medications. But there so many more children like Delara.

You might think you won’t need this research, that it’s not personal, but genetic diseases are a ticking timebomb. Most families don’t know they carry the gene for a disease, and many genetic diseases are not even inherited—they happen randomly, out of the blue. Like Rami's. Like cancer. Most people don’t know that cancer is caused by changes in genes—but almost everyone will be touched by it. So, the research you and I support today may one day help someone we know, someone in our family.

There’s lots of work to do, but there is also lots of hope.

Join me. Share this message. Donate. Thank You!

My Impact

So far this year I helped provide...


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For every $55 raised, one hour of research is funded

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Mozhgan Beigi

Well done!

4 months ago



Good luck

5 months ago


Byron Muntz

Great stuff Mia!!

5 months ago


Mia Mehr

5 months ago