We all have an immune system. For most of us, it works properly - turning on when we need it, slowing down when we don’t, and usually moving at just the right speed. But for some, the immune system will veer off course or make a critical mistake. It may convince the body to attack itself, as in autoimmune disease. Or mistake a harmless allergen – such as peanuts – for a foreign invader that must be stopped. It could produce cancerous cells that multiply at an uncontrollable rate, or become confused and over-react to COVID-19.
Through cutting-edge science and global collaboration, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health (BRI) is powering progress in the science to predict, prevent and reverse conditions and diseases that involve the immune system. By collaborating with physicians and clinicians around the world to develop leading-edge treatments and translate them to clinical therapies, BRI scientists are transforming our understanding of immune health, applying discoveries made in one disease to improve the health of all.
When you support BRI, you power the science that changes lives and creates new possibilities for every person touched by an immune system disease.
To learn more or to get involved with BRI’s research, visit Benaroyaresearch.org.
The First Tee of Greater Seattle
The First Tee of Greater Seattle’s mission is to positively impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character-development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. We serve kids from all backgrounds, ages 6 – 18 years old, and primarily target children who would not otherwise have access to the game of golf, including children from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds, girls and kids of color.