Illuminations Luncheon

Friday, November 8, 2019

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Research Showcase and Check-in
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch and Program

Sheraton Grand Seattle

1400 6th Avenue, Seattle


Progress Against One Autoimmune Disease is Progress Against Them All

One in every 15 Americans suffers from an autoimmune disease- type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis are just a few. And because many causes of autoimmune diseases are shared, people living with an autoimmune disease are more likely to suffer from more than one of these destructive diseases. 

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) is one of the few research institutes in the world dedicated to discovering causes and cures to eliminate autoimmune and immune system diseases. At BRI, our scientists aren’t focused on eliminating one or two autoimmune diseases—we’re taking on all 80.


No registration fees. We want everyone interested in learning about BRI to be able to attend. As this is a fundraising event, a suggested minimum donation of $250 will be requested at the lunch. 

UNABLE TO ATTEND? You can still join the fight by making a gift today.

CONTACT US: Virginia Mason Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Benaroya Research Insitute (BRI). For event questions, call 206-223-7521 or email

VISIT: For more information about BRI, visit or Facebook/BenaroyaResearch

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason

Illuminations Luncheon

Illuminations Luncheon participants from left: Diane St. John, Illuminations Luncheon Chair,
Steve Raible, emcee & KIRO 7 Eyewitness News Anchor, and Jane Buckner, MD, BRI President.