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 (NPC) 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 NPC in 1994. Medical research is the key to saving the lives of all those around the world afflicted with Niemann-Pick disease. You can join the fight by donating to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund at Notre Dame. Thank you.

Two easy ways you can join the fight!
  1. Coffee for a Cure! Buy Tim Horton’s Coffee from our special online site and a portion of the proceeds go to APMRF.
  2. Take the No Pucker Challenge!  Eat a lemon, make a gift, challenge your friends, and spread the word.
Registration for the 2018 Parseghian Classic at Pebble Beach is now open

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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Impact


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.”

– ARA PARSEGHIAN