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The Background

Founded in 1986, Banner Sun Health Research Institute has made a significant impact on our community. Scientists and physicians at the institute conduct groundbreaking research that led to the development of effective treatments and strategies for the prevention of several diseases.

To support this life-changing research, the research institute developed a program called the Brain and Body Donation Program. This program allows individuals to agree to generously donate their body to science after they’ve passed. Body donation plays a critical role in continuing to make progress towards the prevention of age-related diseases at Banner Sun Health Research Institute. In fact, more than 1,600 local residents have donated their brain or tissue through this program. Among this accomplishment, Banner Sun Health Research Institute has been designated as one of just 31 Alzheimer’s Disease Centers in the nation and is the only Arizona, state-sponsored Parkinson’s Disease Center.

Our Resolution

We’re asking the community to help continue to support the life-changing work Banner Sun Health Research Institute does. An investment in this initiative will help the institute continue to research preventions and provide education for common, age-related conditions—which is imperative to the surrounding communities of Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise and Peoria.

Funds will support the of following areas of research and education:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome and tremors
  • Brain and Body Donation Program
  • Center for Healthy Aging Program
  • Family and community services
  • Support groups

For those interested in giving to Banner Sun Health Research Institute, you can choose to direct your contribution to one or all of the programs above.