Total Country Jamm for Genes at Rooty Hill RSL

Catherine Britt

Catherine Britt

A host of country music talent will perform at Rooty Hill RSL Club at 7pm on Saturday, May 24, in support of the Total Country Jamm for Genes.

Catherine Britt will headline the stellar country music line-up which includes Mike Carr, Buddy Goode and the Viper Creek Band. The club’s grand 732-seat Tivoli Showroom is the new location for the Total Country Jamm for Genes. Guests will also have the chance to bid for a pair of jeans worked into an artwork by artist Fonda Shae and signed by all of the 2013 CMC Rocks North Queensland. 

Jamm for Genes is calling upon Australians of all ages to get involved in a united show of support for research into childhood genetic diseases, affecting 1 in every 20 kids. Celebrating 21 years of raising funds for Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), generations of Australians have grown up with Jeans for Genes, which began with the simple idea of wearing jeansand making a gold coin donation to help find cures for sick children nationwide. Through the years the fundraising effort has been led by a legion of volunteers known as ‘Genies’ supporting in a number of different ways. These efforts have resulted in donations reaching $60 million over the charity’s 20-year history. 

The event is encouraging Aussies to register their support and join the army of Genies in the lead-up to Jeans for Genes on August1. Barry Kenyon, Jeans for Genes’ national campaign manager, said: “There are many ways to show your support for Jeans for Genes from wearing denim or buying merchandise to volunteering or holding your own fund-raiser.’’

■Details: jeansforgenes.org.au.

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