June 2013 -- Gene Giraffe Project is began as it founded by Doug Passow. It's mission was to provide hospital relief for families and children with rare and inherited diseases.

February 28th, 2014 -- Project, with the help of Iowa state legislature, and Governor Branstad, completed the first Rare Disease Day in the state of Iowa.

August 8th, 2014 -- Project completes it's first free movie night fundraiser. 

... Working on more magic as you see..

Gene Giraffe fundraisers, and other community events

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Never in my wild dreams would I believe you could make something so incredible, and do so much good. Built this for every kid who deserves a fighting chance in this world, and will continue until every kid knows they have that chance. 


I owe everything to all of you who have helped me along the way.  


Doug Passow