Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation

Join us in the Fight Against Niemann-Pick Type C Disease



"We learned a great deal at the 2008 NP-C Scientific Conference.  Your outstanding work is a model for other foundations that seek to find cures for rare genetic diseases."

- Drs. Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein

Nobel Prize winners for Science


The goal of the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation (APMRF) is to raise funds to find a treatment for Niemann-Pick Type C (NP-C) disease.

This funding supports an international research program:

  • To expedite a treatment for NP-C disease
  • To promote collaborative research efforts among the world's leading experts in cholesterol metabolism, cell biology, neurobiology, genetics, pharmacology and other areas of science
  • To study similar and further the cause of other neurodegenerative diseases as well as cholesterol storage disorders

The research program is directed by a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of internationally acclaimed scientists. Ninety percent of every dollar contributed to the Foundation is directed to medical research, with only ten percent supporting administrative costs.

Medical research is costly, but it's our hope in saving the lives NP-C patients. The Parseghian Foundation is currently funding 12 labs across the United States.  Grants are awarded up to $100,000 per year.

For the thousands of children and young adults worldwide who are afflicted with NP-C and for the 60,000 children who have other neurodegenerative diseases, the APMRF's goal means life. This research effort is a race against time.

A Goal for Life.

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