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1 in 20 kids faces a birth defect or genetic disease, like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and life-threatening metabolic disorders. That's 12 kids born every minute worldwide. Help us find treatments and cures by making a donation, buying gear or fundraising for us.

Jeans for Genes Day 2024
Friday, 2nd August

Ways to get involved


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Your Impact

The families of the 1 in 20 kids facing a birth defect or genetic disease are used to hearing words like “incurable” or “lifelong effects”. It doesn’t have to be this way. Right now, we’re working on gene therapy to find cures for previously incurable genetic diseases.

Kids just want to be kids, but instead of playing sports with their friends or catching butterflies on a sunny day, these kids are getting liver transplants, taking dozens of medications, or getting their next dose of chemotherapy.

Your support helps the scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute find cures, so these kids and millions more like them can go back to being kids. Thank you!

The difference you make

Real kids, Real stories

Making a Difference

Every dollar you donate goes directly to Children’s Medical Research Institute and helps find treatments and cures for children’s genetic diseases. We can’t do it without you.

Proven Experience

Children's Medical Research Institute was the first organisation in Australia dedicated to improving children’s health through research, and we’ve led the world for 65 years.

Giving Hope

1 in 20 children face a birth defect or genetic disease. Finding treatments and cures can only come from vital research, like that being done in our labs.


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Help our scientists understand and find treatments for rare genetic diseases.

If you'd like to make a regular monthly donation, please phone us on 1800 436 437

Help us find treatments and cures!

Do you have money you've collected that you'd like to deposit?

Simply use the 'Deposit Funds' link below to deposit any offline donations or funds collected.

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