Gather your bunkmates and get ready to Bring It!

By Kristina Meek
February 12, 2013
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What’s your favorite memory of summer camp? Is it a great friend you made or a game you mastered? We’re giving you a chance to relive those fun, youthful memories with a grown-up purpose: raising money for stem cell research.

You’re invited to our annual Bring It! event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Activity Center in Del Mar, Calif., on April 25. Former San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders will co-chair with founding chairs Stath and Terry Karras. This year’s theme, Camp Bring It!, will challenge guests with a variety of camp-themed games.

Stath thinks back to his childhood camp experiences saying, “I recall winning the camp pentathlon for my age group on the final event (underwater swimming – distance) and thinking ‘I will drown before I allow myself to lose this event’.” While no one is going to have to risk their lives, that kind of determination is what will earn your team bragging rights as 2013 Bring It! Champions.

Celebrating its fifth year, Bring It! is an “un-gala,” abandoning formal wear for a rowdy atmosphere and good-natured rivalry. First, make some new best buds among a who’s-who of the San Diego business community at the networking reception, complete with camp-themed food and libations (no bug juice). Then the games begin, with guests organized into teams, competing for the title of 2013 Bring It! Champion. Form your team of 10 in advance or we’ll match you up. Everyone who attends gets a chance to compete. Wrap up the night by hitting the dance floor.

All this fun is for a great cause. Among its many strengths, Sanford-Burnham is known for its world-class capabilities in stem cell research. Our researchers are harnessing the latest stem cell technology to tackle diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), brain tumors and heart disease, as well as spinal cord and brain injuries.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for your business. Tickets, sponsorships and event information are available at www.sanfordburnhamevents.org/bringit or by calling Karolyn Baker at (858)795-5239.

Can’t make it to Del Mar on April 25? You can still support our research here.

Share you summer camp memories in the comments, or via Twitter using the hashtag #campbringit.

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Kristina Meek

Kristina was an SBP Communications staff member.

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