August 15, 2018
Reno 1868 FC’s celebration for fans will have a little of everything. You can meet and greet players, take photos with your favorite soccer stars, and if interested, receive DNA testing at no cost as part of the Healthy Nevada Project. Several 1868 players tested with the project in July.
Thursday, August 23
5 – 7 p.m.
Open to the public
250 Lounge
Greater Nevada Field
250 Evans Avenue, Reno
  • 1868 fans taking Healthy Nevada Project genetic test
  • Fans taking photos with players
  • Media asked to RSVP to or text 775.691.7308
Renown Institute for Health Innovation – a collaboration between Renown Health and the Desert Research Institute – launched the Healthy Nevada Project in September 2016. The community-based population health study combines clinical, genetic and environmental data with the goal of providing personalized, precision medicine for individuals while improving health statewide.
Now in phase two, the study has expanded to an additional 40,000 northern Nevadans and will be coming to the 1868 fan celebration to provide genetic testing at no cost to those interested.

Study volunteers will take Helix’s DNA saliva test and automatically receive access to the popular Helix-powered ancestry app, Geno 2.0 by National Geographic, and a account that lets them explore additional DNA-powered products on the Helix App store. If study participants choose to complete a follow-up survey from the Healthy Nevada Project, they will have the chance to pick an additional health and wellness app specific to their individual genetic results.
To learn more about the Healthy Nevada Project, head to, or call 775-982-6914.
About Reno 1868 FC
Reno 1868 FC is Reno’s first professional soccer team playing at Greater Nevada Field in downtown Reno, Nev. The club plays in the United Soccer League (USL) is the top affiliate of the MLS’ San Jose Earthquakes. For more information on Reno 1868 FC, please visit

About Renown Institute for Health Innovation
Renown Institute for Health Innovation is a collaboration between Renown Health — a locally governed and locally owned, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California; and the Desert Research Institute — a recognized world leader in investigating the effects of natural and human-induced environmental change and advancing technologies aimed at assessing a changing planet. Renown IHI research teams are focused on integrating personal healthcare and environmental data with socioeconomic determinants to help Nevada address some of its most complex environmental health problems; while simultaneously expanding the state’s access to leading-edge clinical trials and fostering new connections with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. To learn more, visit

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Allison Williams

Public Relations Business Partner
Phone: 775-691-7308
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