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"An Intimate Evening with Craig Chaquico"

Dinner and Concert to Benefit the Molly Baber Research Fund for Diabetes and Transplantation Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute

LA JOLLA, CA, July 24, 2006—Craig Chaquico, the renowned lead guitarist of Jefferson Airplane/Starship and highly acclaimed contemporary instrumental artist, will perform at a dinner on August 13 to benefit the Molly Baber Research Fund at The Scripps Research Institute.  The intimate event, from 6 to 10 PM, will feature a multi-station dinner under the stars at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, as well as an auction of a Craig Chaquico Model Carvin Guitar.

Craig Chaquico has engaged and inspired two generations of pop music fans as the leadguitarist and most prolific principle song writer for Jefferson Airplane/Starship and, with 20 Gold records combined among the Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship, he was instrumental in making that combination one of the most successfulbands in history. Recently Craig reinvented himself as an award winning solo contemporary instrumental artist, songwriter, producer, and band leader. 

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Molly Baber Research Fund for Diabetes and Transplantation Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute.  The fund, created in 2004 by Mark Baber in honor of his late wife, enables the improvement of health through the research of Daniel R. Salomon, M.D., at The Scripps Research Institute. The Salomon laboratory is focused on using the latest technologies to advance genomic medicine in transplantation. Transplantation of organs such as kidneys, livers, hearts and lungs save thousands of lives every year. Dr. Salomon's studies involve patients with kidney and liver transplants and diseases such as diabetes, hepatitis and cancer.

For additional information on the event, contact Elliot Wolf at The Scripps Research Institute, (858) 784-2721, elliotw@scripps.edu, or visit http://www.scripps.edu/philanthropy/mollybaber.html

Tickets range from $175 to $275, with a portion tax deductible. To purchase tickets by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), call Ginny Deary at (858) 784-9367, or Jennifer Rothrock at (858) 784-8921.

To purchase tickets via check, send your check payable to The Scripps Research Institute by August 4, 2006 to:

The Scripps Research Institute
10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, TPC-2
La Jolla, CA  92037
ATTN:  Ginny Deary/Jennifer Rothrock

This year's event is sponsored by:

Carvin Guitars—since 1946, building and selling high quality and highly regarded musical instrument products direct to the consumer. For more information: www.carvin.com.

Ketel One Vodka—the smoothest vodka imaginable. For more information: www.ketelone.com.

Martinis Above Fourth—a swanky but comfortable cabaret lounge in the heart of Hillcrest. For more information: martinisabovefourth.com.

Dowling & Yahnke, Inc.—an independent, fee-only registered investment and financial advisory firm providing San Diego and Southern California with asset and portfolio management services since 1991. For more information: www.dyinc.com.

The Scripps Research Institute, headquartered in La Jolla, California, in 18 buildings on 40 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is one of the world's largest independent, non-profit biomedical research organizations. It stands at the forefront of basic biomedical science that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. Scripps Research is internationally recognized for its research into immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune, cardiovascular, and infectious diseases, and synthetic vaccine development. Established in its current configuration in 1961, it employs approximately 3,000 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, scientific and other technicians, doctoral degree graduate students, and administrative and technical support personnel.  

 

EVENT FACT SHEET ATTACHED

PHOTOS OF CRAIG CHAQUICO AT: http://www.scripps.edu/news/press/image/chaquico/


For more information contact:
Office of Communications
10550 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California 92037

press@scripps.edu

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Molly Baber Research Fund for Diabetes and Transplantation Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute.  The fund, created in 2004 by Mark Baber in honor of his late wife, enables the improvement of health through the research of Daniel R. Salomon, M.D., at The Scripps Research Institute. The Salomon laboratory is focused on using the latest technologies to advance genomic medicine in transplantation. Transplantation of organs such as kidneys, livers, hearts and lungs save thousands of lives every year. Dr. Salomon's studies involve patients with kidney and liver transplants and diseases such as diabetes, hepatitis and cancer.

For additional information on the event, contact Elliot Wolf at The Scripps Research Institute, (858) 784-2721, elliotw@scripps.edu, or visit http://www.scripps.edu/philanthropy/mollybaber.html

Tickets range from $175 to $275, with a portion tax deductible. To purchase tickets by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), call Ginny Deary at (858) 784-9367, or Jennifer Rothrock at (858) 784-8921.

To purchase tickets via check, send your check payable to The Scripps Research Institute by August 4, 2006 to:

The Scripps Research Institute
10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, TPC-2
La Jolla, CA  92037
ATTN:  Ginny Deary/Jennifer Rothrock

This year's event is sponsored by:

Carvin Guitars—since 1946, building and selling high quality and highly regarded musical instrument products direct to the consumer. For more information: www.carvin.com.

Ketel One Vodka—the smoothest vodka imaginable. For more information: www.ketelone.com.

Martinis Above Fourth—a swanky but comfortable cabaret lounge in the heart of Hillcrest. For more information: martinisabovefourth.com.

Dowling & Yahnke, Inc.—an independent, fee-only registered investment and financial advisory firm providing San Diego and Southern California with asset and portfolio management services since 1991. For more information: www.dyinc.com.

The Scripps Research Institute, headquartered in La Jolla, California, in 18 buildings on 40 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is one of the world's largest independent, non-profit biomedical research organizations. It stands at the forefront of basic biomedical science that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. Scripps Research is internationally recognized for its research into immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune, cardiovascular, and infectious diseases, and synthetic vaccine development. Established in its current configuration in 1961, it employs approximately 3,000 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, scientific and other technicians, doctoral degree graduate students, and administrative and technical support personnel.  

 

EVENT FACT SHEET ATTACHED

PHOTOS OF CRAIG CHAQUICO AT: http://www.scripps.edu/news/press/image/chaquico/


For more information contact:
Office of Communications
10550 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California 92037

press@scripps.edu