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Honor a loved one with a tribute fund

 

Tributes

A tribute gift to SBP allows you to honor the legacy of someone special and advance the medical research of our world-class scientists. These special funds focus attention and support on addressing the unmet patient need for the diseases that have afflicted these heroic people.

If you're interested in establishing a fund to honor the memory of a loved one, please contact us by telephone toll free: (877)454-5702 or email giving@SBPdiscovery.org.

"Rocket" Williams
The Rocket Fund

John Taylor "Rocket" Williams IV

 

The Rocket Fund supports the heroic battle against heartbreaking rare and neglected children’s diseases. Named after John Taylor “Rocket” Williams IV who suffered from a rare condition known as Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG), Rocket’s family and friends generously started The Rocket Fund in 2007.  Sadly, Rocket passed away in November 2008. His spirit lives on as SBP works hard to understand devastating childhood diseases. 

 

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William's Superhero Fund

William Schultz

 

William’s Superhero Fund is a rescue mission William would’ve been proud of leading – to save other kids’ lives. It’s dedicated to raising money for research on pediatric brain cancer, a devastating disease that took William away from his family at the age of 7. William was an incredibly funny, exuberant, smart and loving kid who loved Legos, Star Wars, dinosaurs and superheroes, especially Batman. In 2017, he succumbed to medulloblastoma, the most common malignant pediatric brain cancer. Your support can help William’s Superhero Fund.
 

 

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William Schultz
Dongxian Zhang
Dongxian Zhang Memorial Fund

Dongxian Zhang

The Dongxian Zhang Memorial Fund is established to remember our esteemed faculty member of the Degenerative Diseases Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP). Dongxian made key advances in the study of motor neuron degeneration, including the discovery of novel neuroprotective factors and biomarkers of early events in disease pathology. His work will inform future development of therapies and diagnostics for conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal motor atrophy. “He was a valued associate professor in our Degenerative Diseases Program,” says SBP President Kristiina Vuori, M.D., Ph.D.
 

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Eric Dudl Endowed Scholarship Fund

Eric Preston Dudl


The Eric Dudl Endowed Scholarship Fund was established at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) to remember a promising young postdoc at the Institute whose life was tragically cut short at the age of 33 years old. He was stricken by cancer, the very disease he dedicated himself to researching. He cherished the Institute so dearly that he left his life's savings to help other postdocs continue the work he loved.

 

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Eric Dudl
Karen L. Anderson
Karen L. Anderson Memorial Fund

Karen L. Anderson 

The Karen L. Anderson Memorial Fund is established to remember a gifted cell biologist and highly skilled electron microscopist whose dedicated service and career in science made her an invaluable member of the SBP family. Karen lost her battle to cancer, a challenging disease she herself studied with meticulous detail. She worked in the laboratory of Dorit Hanein, Ph.D., Professor in Bioinformatics and Structural Biology.

 

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