BENEFITING: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF NEW JERSEY INC
EVENT DATE: Sep 04, 2015
About this Fundraiser
Before medicine can be used to save lives, it must pass through the walls of a laboratory where dedicated scientists spend many years doing research in order to understand a disease. This process is grueling and timely,but leads to safe and effective therapies for those affected by disease. For this reason, we are running to support research initiatives at BRInj. Our goal is to run 500 miles in 5 weeks and to raise $5,000. Your donation will help fund further advances in science and medicine at BRInj. Join us as we ‘Run for Research’!
The Biomedical Research Institute of New Jersey (BRInj) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to translational biomedical research in neonatology and neuroscience. The research at BRInj aims to benefit millions of people of all ages, ranging from premature infants affected by necrotizing enterocolitis to adults suffering from diseases such as autism, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. Read more about BRInj’s research at www.brinj.org.
BRInj’s mission is to advance medical knowledge, to generate novel medical discoveries that will bring hope to patients and their families, and to educate the next generation of research scientists. Since its inception, BRInj has held a Summer Undergraduate Research Program to give students the opportunity to work and learn in a preclinical laboratory environment. This summer, ten undergraduates studied necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating intestinal disease affecting 5-10% of premature infants in the United States. Over the course of eight weeks, under the guidance of BRInj scientists, the students designed and implemented their own experiments in order to explore the potential preventative effects of breast milk and other natural products on intestinal epithelial cells with NEC-like damage.
Research opportunities help inspire the next generation of scientists and doctors, like us! Please join us as we take this opportunity to give back to BRInj. We created a fundraising campaign called 'Run for Research' in order to help raise funds for future neonatology and neuroscience research at BRInj. As a team, we are committed to run 500 miles over the course of 5 weeks and raise $5,000 for research. There are two ways you can help:
1. Pick an athlete from our research team, and sponsor her/him for every mile she/he runs.
2. Or, if you prefer, you can simply give a donation toward the whole team.
100% of the funds raised during the ‘Run for Research’ campaign will help advance research at BRInj. BRInj is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
You can also send a check to the Biomedical Research Institute of New Jersey at 140 East Hanover Avenue, Cedar Knolls NJ 07927.
Please help BRInj maintain a creative and collaborative environment for scientists and students alike. Help us reach and perhaps even exceed our goal of $5,000 as we ‘Run for Research’.
Suggested Levels of Support
$49 and below: Receive an electronic ‘Thank you’ card designed by a student
$50 - $79: Receive a BRInj sticker designed by a student and a small foam brain replica*
$80 - $149: Receive a BRInj t-shirt* designed by a student
$150 - $299: Receive a BRInj mug*
$300 - $499: Receive a pass to ‘Be a Scientist for a Day!’ at BRInj and a tour of our laboratory facilities
$500 and above: Receive a name recognition plaque in BRInj’s facility
*While supplies last.
Donate now to receive one of our tokens of appreciation!
Thank you for your support!
Follow the link below to check our miles ran so far: