The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund

The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund at Notre Dame is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding medical research projects to find a treatment for Niemann-Pick Type C (NP-C) disease—a genetic, cholesterol storage disorder that primarily strikes children with death occurring before or during adolescence.

The Parseghian Fund is named in honor of Ara Parseghian, the much beloved and well-known Notre Dame Football Coach, whose three youngest grandchildren were diagnosed with NP-C in 1994. Medical research is the key to saving the lives of all those around the world afflicted with Niemann-Pick disease. You can help by donating to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund at Notre Dame. Thank you.

Please note, in our most recent newsletter there was a misprint and we did not include the information on how to make a gift by check.

Please make any check payable to Notre Dame and write APMRF in the memo, and please use the return envelope, or you can send to:

Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund
215 Jordan Hall of Science
The University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

We apologize for any inconvenience.

About the Fund

The APMRF at Notre Dame is fighting for a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C—a rare and neglected disease that effects the lives of children.

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Through gifts made to the Fund, we have provided millions of dollars in research funding around the globe that is leading towards a cure.

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Your gift helps allows you to fight for the lives of children suffering from Niemann-Pick Type C through research grants and clinical trials.

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“There will be no cure without research and no research without funding.”