On February 22, 2013, over 2500 students participated in Little Miss Hannah’s 3rd Annual “Jeans for Genes Day” School Awarness event! This year’s theme was “Education, Compassion, and Reflection of Childhood Rare Disease.”
Students and staff from Vanderburg Elementary, Bartlett Elementary, and Lamping Elementary schools in Henderson, Nevada, left their uniforms at home and all wore jeans in recognition of “Jeans for Genes.” In addition to wearing jeans, every student, teacher, and staff member wore the Blue Denim Genes Ribbon™, the universal symbol of rare disease awareness.
It was a beautiful sea of denim blue on this day!
Each class was given an age-appropriate education on how DNA and our genes create who we are. Then each student create a card of personalized card of hope that will be given to families diagnosed with rare diseases here in Vegas through our Little Miss Hannah Foundation and Cure 4 the Kids.
Thank you so much to Principal Maggiore (Vanderburg ES), Principal Solomon (Lamping ES), and Principal Phelps (Bartlett ES) for bringing this program into their schools this year. We are so encouraged by the response we received in these three schools this year that we can’t wait until 2014 – our FOURTH year!
If you would like to bring this program to your school, please contact us!