Spencer Loomis Elementary students are participating in “Dollar Denim Days,” a week-long, school-based initiative orchestrated by Two Hearts Rock to raise awareness for rare disease. The campaign unifies the student body under a symbol of hope - the Blue Denim Genes Ribbon.
As a statement of solidarity, students and faculty members wear jeans to school. Wearing denim in harmony brings awareness to a critical medical cause. Rare disease affects 1 in 10 Americans, and 350 million people worldwide.
This week, students donate $1 each day they don their denim Proceeds support the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation and Global Genes/Two Hearts Rock Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) is a rare neurological disorder in which repeated,transient attacks of paralysis affect the body, including the face.
Eleven year old, Kiley Andrasco, of Lake Zurich is one of 600 people in the world diagnosed with AHC.
Find more information on Rare Disease Facts and information about the Blue Denim Genes Ribbon.
This news release was submitted by Two Hearts Rock.