Gala to support medical research

COAST CITIES — Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute will host its annual “Bring It!” event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Activity Center April 25, in support of stem cell research at the Institute.Former San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders will co-chair with founding chairpersons Stath and Terry Karras. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are offered to businesses wishing to reach an active, affluent audience. Tickets, sponsorships and event information are available at sanfordburnhamevents.org/bringit or by calling Karolyn Baker at (858) 795-5239.

This fundraising event opens with a networking reception attended by members of San Diego businesses. Then the games begin, with guests organized into teams, competing for the title of 2013 “Bring It!” champion. Celebrating its fifth year, “Bring It!” is a sort of “un-gala,” abandoning formal wear for a rowdy atmosphere and good-natured rivalry.

Sanford-Burnham is known for its capabilities in stem cell research. Sanford-Burnham researchers are harnessing the latest stem cell technology to tackle diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), brain tumors and heart disease, as well as spinal cord and brain injuries.

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute is dedicated to discovering the fundamental molecular causes of disease and devising the innovative therapies of tomorrow.

 

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