In honor of nationally recognized “DNA Day,” commemorating the discovery of the double helix and the completion of the human genome project, Greenwood Genetic Center’s (GGC) Gene Machine will be at Zen in Greenville on Friday, April 20, 2012.

As a 41-foot custom bus equipped as a state-of-the-art mobile science classroom, the Gene Machine travels to high schools across the state to provide students first-hand exposure to the vast technologies used in the medical genetics arena as well as to introduce the career opportunities available within the genetics field. On Friday, as part of DNA Creative Communications’ “DNA Day” celebration at Zen, guests will have an opportunity to tour the Gene Machine and learn more about the modules and experiments students can perform while on board.

“We can think of no better way to celebrate DNA Day than with a visit by the Gene Machine and the Greenwood Genetic Center,” said Debbie Nelson, Principal of DNA Creative Communications. “On DNA Day and every day, we are thankful for the positive impact they continue to make in advancing the field of medical genetics and education.”

DNA Creative Communications celebrates the April 20 day with its shared moniker, and also uses the occasion to commemorate those who are at the core of their mission and their community: the wonderful nonprofit organizations of the Upstate.

As another aspect of the celebration, DNA plans to announce its 2012 “Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit” Seminar Series schedule and topics. Formatted as a series of educational workshops to support nonprofits, the series was developed by DNA in 2010 to help nonprofits learn tips and tools necessary to propel their communications efforts forward. Past topics have included branding, public relations, social media and more; to date, the series has drawn attendance from over 170 nonprofits across the Upstate. Each has been extended an invitation to “DNA Day.”

DNA Creative Communications

DNA is the leading communications expert in South Carolina for nonprofit and government organizations that enhance quality of life in their communities. We build relationships with key audiences through branding, public relations, event management and online strategies. Our partners are organizations within the education, human services and sustainability sectors.

Founded in 1997, DNA has worked with more than 230 organizations and is the proud recipient of numerous awards from the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America and the American Advertising Federation. Annually, DNA offers our Live Here Give Here program and Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit educational series, featuring training and workshops for nonprofit organizations. For more information, call 864.235.0959 x2 or visit