mission

Nice Genes is a streetwear brand that connects science with youth culture to inspire future generations of science advocates. Our goal is to support the nationwide community that fosters the importance of science and provides for the unmet medical needs of rare disease patients. The more people who are behind science, the better we are at facing and overcoming challenges in our health, environment, and future.

charity

Nice Genes is dedicated to making a positive impact for all by donating all of our profits to nonprofit organizations in need. All merchandise and apparel are made through a print-on-demand service which saves your donations from financial risk. Customers have the option of choosing any nonprofit organization to donate to. If section is not filled, donations will be made to National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), InvisiYouth, Find a Cure, The Ehlers-Danlos Society, and Cure SMA. We're able to donate 100% of profits because we don't require inventory or warehousing. Overhead cost only includes maintaining the website (Wix Premium $30/mo). $1233 was donated as of September 2021. For transparency, see complete list of my donation receipts and sales overview.

future goals

We eventually want to use the profits for:

  • Research Grants

  • Scholarships

rare disease facts

  • US defines a rare disease as any disease that affects less than 200,000 Americans.

  • All together, they affect around 30M Americans and about 400M people worldwide.

  • There are more than 7,000 rare diseases. 5% have treatments - even fewer have a cure.

  • Most rare diseases are chronic and life-threatening - 30% of patients will not live past 5 years old.

support rare disease organizations

about me 

My name is Jason Hong and I'm currently a pharmacy student in California. I started Nice Genes in December 2020 with the idea of selling t-shirts/merchandise as a small business to raise money for rare disease research. I'm hopeful to see more clinical trials being developed into therapies but I also want to ensure their success by giving them and their patients as much support through Nice Genes. My goal with Nice Genes is to create a nationwide movement that supports science and rare disease research by tapping into our youth culture.

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