On 20 September 2013 it's time to wear your jeans for Jeans For Genes Day! This annual fundraising event was started in the early 1990s by two brothers in Dorset who wanted to help raise money for genetic disorders in the UK.
Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK - that's more than 30,000 babies each year. Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the biggest cause of death of children aged 14 years and under.
The money raised on Jeans for Genes Day will help transform the lives children affected by genetic disorders and fund the care and support children and their families need.
To help you understand what it’s like living with a genetic disorder, take a look at the story of Sisters Tiana and Star below. These girls have, between them, broken 40 bones. They have osteogenesis imperfecta or brittle bone disease but as you'll see, it doesn't stop them enjoying life.
To get your work or school involved, simply wear your jeans for the day and make a donation for a great cause!
The Miss World competition is taking part. The competition is currently underway in Indonesia and the beautifully, humble girls, of which there is 130, are set to rock some delightful denim instead of their glamorous frocks for some fun snaps in support of the brilliant charity, Jeans for Genes. They hope this will help to raise awareness for the charity.
Miss World is supporting Jeans for Genes, are you?website to find out more information, like where the money goes, see more short films and find out how to get your starter pack.