Last Saturday was the 21st annual
Malibu Beach Ball, which took place at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tickets
to the sold-out Ball benefited the Ronald A. Matricaria Institute of Molecular
Medicine at Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. was there.
As a "Life Guard" sponsor, we joined the effort to cure diseases
that affect children by helping to develop advances in molecular medicine.
What is Molecular Medicine?
Another word for molecular is personal.
According to the Phoenix Children's Hospital: "By studying a patient's
genetic makeup, researchers can identify their susceptibility to disease,
predict their response to a particular drug and match the patient with
a personalized therapy."
What Does the Institute of Molecular Medicine Hope to Accomplish?
The Ronald A. Matricaria Institute of Molecular Medicine seeks to further
the potential of this new branch of healthcare treatment and research.
In short, the Institute's mission is to unlock our genetic codes and
develop personalized medicine for children suffering from pediatric cancer
and other diseases.
Ronald Matricaria is a 30-year veteran of the medical device and pharmaceutical
industry. Matricaria established the Institute with a generous founding
gift. Events like the Malibu Beach Ball will provide the additional necessary
funding required to keep the project going. Philanthropy, along with collaboration
with medical institutions like the University of Arizona College of Medicine
and the Translational Genomics Research Institute, will help to ensure
the Institute's success.
Where Does Suzuki Law Offices Fit In?
The Ronald A. Matricaria Institute of Molecular Medicine is a $50M venture
and the sponsorship of Suzuki Law Offices plays a small but important
role in helping to treat childhood disease through molecular, personalized
medicine. At the Malibu Beach Ball, Suzuki Law Offices joined roughly
20 other sponsors, including individuals, other law firms, and businesses
large and small in the Phoenix area.
Based in Phoenix and Tempe, Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. is a law firm that
represents clients in the areas of
criminal defense and