On February 28, 2014, the Little Miss Hannah Foundation will be working with students in the Henderson area on our FOURTH World Rare Disease Day awareness campaign – Jeans for Genes day!
Beginning in 2011, Vanderburg Elementary has led the way by hosting this wonderful event with their students and staff. Last year, nearby Lamping Elementary and Bartlett Elementary schools participated in this activity and will be joining again in this important campaign.
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.
Thank you so much to Principal Maggiore (Vanderburg ES), Principal Solomon (Lamping ES), and Principal Phelps (Bartlett ES) for allowing us to bringing this program back into their schools this year.