GGC Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Event celebrates the rich history and promising future of GGC

September 26, 2014 – Faculty, board members and friends of the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) gathered Thursday evening at the Greenwood Federal Building to celebrate the Center's four decades of providing genetic services for the people of South Carolina and contributions to the field of medical genetics.


Affymetrix Honors Greenwood Family with Race the Helix Donation

September 24, 2014 – Race the Helix, an annual 5K race and 1 mile run/walk to benefit the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation received a major gift this week. Affymetrix, a leader in genomics analysis whose mission is to enable the translation of biological knowledge into routine practice, presented $5,000 to Greenwood's Stephen and Jodi Shenal on Monday. The family, along with GGC representatives Dr. Steve Skinner, Dr. Mike Friez and Dr. Alka Chaubey, traveled to California to participate in a corporate event at the company's headquarters. The Shenals shared with Affymetrix's employees, their diagnostic journey with their daughter, Ryleigh, who has a rare chromosomal deletion. Her diagnosis was made at GGC by one of Affymetrix's chromosomal microarray products.


GGC Family Speaks at Affymetrix Corporate Event

September 23, 2014 – With a goal of raising awareness of genetic disorders, Stephen and Jodi Shenal have always been very open in discussing their experiences in raising a child with special needs. They have been vocal champions of the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) since their daughter, Ryleigh, was first diagnosed at the Center, and have supported the GGC Foundation through their annual Race the Helix event. Now this couple, along with their children, Tyler, 10, and Ryleigh, 4, find themselves as corporate speakers invited to share their experiences with the 300+ employees at Affymetrix, Inc. in Santa Clara, California on Monday.


Register for 4th Annual Race the Helix

Proceeds from October 4th Event to Benefit the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation

August 26, 2014 - Registration is open for the 4th annual Race the Helix 5K race and 1 mile run/walk to benefit the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation. The event will take place on Saturday, October 4th at GGC's Greenwood campus.


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