Myron Thurston III wrote -I am running the Boilermaker Road Race to support the Cardiac Research Institute at Masonic Medical Research Laboratory's Summer Fellowship Program.
The Masonic Medical Research Laboratory (MMRL) is a not for profit basic biomedical research institute located in Utica, NY. As the only major biomedical research facility in the greater Utica and Mohawk Valley area, the MMRL has long considered it an important responsibility to provide a Summer Fellowship Program for interested students. The Summer Fellowship Program was initiated in 1960 to provide an opportunity for gifted and talented students of the life sciences to experience the operation of a scientific research institute, to gain an appreciation for how scientific problems pertaining to medical diseases are approached and handled, and to experience first-hand the scientific method with all its rigors and disciplines. The program is designed to educate, instill scientific curiosity and prepare and guide our youth in making career decisions. The Charity Bib program with the Boilermaker will provide stipends for two students in 2015 to participate in the Summer Fellowship Program and receive compensation for their efforts.