Thanksgiving Gathering – Nov. 22

Join us on Sunday, November 22nd at the Mandan office of HIT, Inc. at 2640 Sunset Dr., from 4:00 – 6:30 pm for the Designer Genes Thanksgiving Gathering. It’s a time for us to connect and be thankful for each other.     University of Mary students will be hosting children’s Thanksgiving activities which should [...]

Supper with Santa – Dec. 5

Santa loves Designer Genes and RSVPs! Be sure to join us on Saturday, December 5th for the annual Supper with Santa gala!  RSVP’s are required by Monday, November 23rd to 701-391-7421 or This even talso serves as the Designer Genes’ Annual Meeting and will be held at the Bismarck Country Club, 930 N. Griffin [...]

6th Annual URL Radio Beer Run

Saturday, October 17, join Designer Genes families and supporters at the 6th Annual URL Beer Run. Designer Genes is one of their chosen charities. This year they are combining it with the Bismarck Food Truck Festival. Register at

Barnes & Noble Down Syndrome Awareness Book Fair & Story Time

Come join us the evening of Friday, October 16th – Our Annual Barnes and Noble Down Syndrome Awareness Book Fair and Story Time at Bismarck’s Barnes and Noble.  All products purchase on Friday,  October 16th result in donation to Designer Genes. Use the code:  11603570.  You can even use it in the cafe’ so come on out, [...]

Buddy Walk Debrief & Halloween Time

Join us for the Buddy Walk Debrief and Halloween Time on Tuesday, October 27th starting at 6:30 p.m.  We will be at the new HIT building.  Come and join us for a bite to eat.  The UMary Nursing Students will be on hand to provide Halloween activities for the kids (yes…bring them along) while the [...]

iCan Bike – August 3-7, 2015

iCan Bike uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program and trained staff to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a bike. Riders attend a 75-minute session for five consecutive days (M – F) where they are assisted and encouraged by two volunteer “spotters.” Over the course of the 5-day camp, the adapted bike is [...]