Global Genes Project one of the beneficiaries of Life Technologies Global Volunteer Day 2011!

All around the globe Life Technologies volunteers donate their day to help organizations and people in need.  Donned in their navy blue ‘Giving Back at Life’ shirts volunteers participated in a variety of activities in cities around the globe.  Global Genes was represented in Scotland and both Northern and Southern California locations.

Volunteers Working on 'Blue Denim Awareness Ribbons' to support Global Genes Project

Volunteers during Life Technologies Global Volunteer Day

In Life Technologies world headquarters located in Carlsbad, CA employees jumped on 4 different buses in the early am, headed to various locations throughout the county; cleaning up lagoons, painting homes, building bikes, rebuilding fences, visiting seniors and shelters.  Onsite, there were many who got involved in other activities including ‘blue denim ribbon’ awareness ribbon making!!  Over the course of the day, Global Genes Project had the opportunity to meet over 30 volunteers that spent their time making awareness ribbons and learning about the many needs of the rare disease community.   Blue Denim Ribbon making efforts also took place in other locations including Scotland!

We are so grateful to Life Technologies for their continued support, and for this incredible opportunity, stated Nicole Boice, Co-Founder Global Genes Project.  Life Technologies has continued to support rare disease in so many ways, and continues to be at the for front with support and new technologies that will help this community of millions in need.

Life Technologies executive Mr. Joe Beery also has an incredible story that has touch thousands of his colleagues at his organization.  Having two children affected by rare disease, the Beery family knows all to well the incredible challenges and struggles that this community faces.  But with tremendous commitment and faith they bring a real story of hope to share with other families.  You can read more about the Beery family at their blog

Stay tuned for more from Life Technologies over the next several months.   Life Technologies is truly ‘Giving Back At Life’.