Glue Dots International Supports the Global Genes Project

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An Initiative to Raise Awareness for Children Living With Rare Diseases

“We are excited to join forces with Glue Dots on our mission to find treatments and cures for rare diseases. Together we will spread the word by bonding with people around our cause,” said Nicole Boice, founder of Global Genes Project.

Glue Dots International (http://www.gluedots.com), a leader in the adhesive industry, is proud to announce the company’s support of the Global Genes project- an initiative designed to raise awareness about the prevalence of rare diseases that affect millions of children worldwide. Approximately 75% of those affected by rare diseases are children, making the rare disease category one of the most deadly and debilitating for children worldwide. Glue Dots® is honored to have their products bond together the ribbons of awareness, in the hope that these ribbons will bond and unify support from around the world.

Earlier this year the Children's Rare Disease Network (http://www.crdnetwork.org ) launched the Global Genes Project, an initiative designed to raise awareness about the prevalence of rare diseases. Advocates organizing the campaign selected a blue jeans denim ribbon as the international symbol of hope for children suffering from life threatening and chronically debilitating diseases.

“We’re very lucky to have a product that can help build awareness for such a worthy cause as Global Genes. When they contacted us with their heartfelt story, we were honored to be the adhesive bonding the ribbons that represent millions of children afflicted by rare diseases," said John Downs, President of Glue Dots International. "We had no idea how many children were being affected and we want to help spread the message.”

Glue Dots® helped raise funds and awareness by organizing a company wide awareness week which led up to World Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28th, 2010. In the upcoming months Glue Dots is also planning different activities with Global Genes to promote awareness all year round.

“World Rare Disease Day is only the beginning of our partnership with Glue Dots International,” said Nicole Boice, founder of the Global Genes Project. “We are excited to join forces on our mission to find treatments and cures for rare diseases. Together we will spread the word by connecting and bonding with people around our cause.”

To learn more about Glue Dots® partnership with Global Genes, please visit http://www.globalgenesproject.org or facebook/gluedotsfans.

Glue Dots International, founded in 1995, revolutionized the adhesive industry with its easy-to-use pressure sensitive products. The company holds several patents and continues to lead the industry in the development of new, efficient adhesive products for consumer, industrial and specialty markets. Glue Dots International, headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin, has operations in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia.

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