Boots and Genes

Boots and Genes, our annual Community Celebration & Award Ceremony, will be held the evening of Wednesday, July 10th!

About Our Event

This will be Team Telomere’s fourth annual gala celebration of the TBD community. Join us for an unforgettable evening where we come together to celebrate the advancements and accomplishments of all parts of our community including impacted individuals, families, advocates, clinicians, and researchers. With a blend of special programming and recognition of outstanding community members, the night will be filled with joy and inspiration to build brighter futures for the TBD community.

Come and celebrate in your favorite, fanciest, or most fun Boots and Jeans! 


Team Telomere’s Honorees for 2024

Excellence in Medicine: Dr. Christine Garcia

Excellence in Community: Hannah Raj

Executive Director’s Choice: Heather Kagel 

View our Previous Honorees



If you plan to stay at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, book your stay by visiting or calling 1-800-523-2464.



Team Telomere thanks our generous partners for their support of this event.

Interested in sponsoring Boots and Genes?

Connect with our team at and view our sponsorship packet below.


Re-Live the Joy of our Previous Community Celebrations!

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July 10th, 2024

6:00–10:00 PM



$875 for table of 8


  • Dinner and Awards Program
  • Recognition of Team Telomere grantees
  • Poster viewing of best abstracts from Scientific Summit
  • Silent Auction and 50/50 Raffle
  • Live music performed by The Cronkites


The Chinook Meadow Ceremony
37914 South Nukwalqw
Worley, Idaho 83876


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