"My gift is in memory of my parents, whom I lost to alcoholism and addiction and on behalf of other family members and friends who have suffered, directly or indirectly, from the devastating consequences of this disease.

It is my hope that by generating greater public awareness and additional financial support for biomedical and clinical research, future generations of families will be spared from the devastating affects of alcoholism and addiction."

Mark Pearson, founding donor of The Pearson Center

The prospects of enhancing traditional treatment of alcoholism, addiction, and relapse through pharmaceuticals have never been more promising.

Through the generous support of individual, corporate, and public donors, The Scripps Research Institute has already made major strides toward understanding and treating alcoholism and addiction.