Benaroya Research Institute to Host Open House at Seafair’s BRI Triathlon Expo

Seattle, WA

EVENT NOTICE - July 7, 2010

WHAT:  Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) will host an open house at the BRI Triathlon race expo Saturday, July 17 to introduce visitors to the mysteries of the immune system and autoimmune disease. The BRI Triathlon at Seafair raises money for autoimmune disease research. During the 10-minute laboratory tours throughout the day, scientists will demonstrate current autoimmunity research and discoveries.

Autoimmune disease happens when the immune system, designed to protect the body, attacks it instead. BRI is one of the few research institutes in the world dedicated to discovering causes and cures to eliminate autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and many others.

WHEN:  Saturday, July 17, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Benaroya Research Institute, 1201 Ninth Avenue, Seattle
COST: Free

WHO:  Community members and Seafair BRI triathlon participants are encouraged to participate.
About Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), founded in 1956, is an international leader in immune system and autoimmune disease research, translating discoveries to real-life applications. Visit or Facebook/BenaroyaResearch for more information about BRI, clinical studies and the more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases.


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