Stephanie Healey | Mar. 28, 2014 | Notre Dame College of Science
The College of Science is partnering with the Notre Dame men’s rugby team and the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation for the 2nd annual Parseghian Cup, a rugby game between the Fighting Irish and the University of Arizona Wildcats to raise money for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease.
NPC is a rare disease that causes cholesterol accumulation in the body's cells and leads to fatal neurodegenerative problems. Legendary Coach Ara Parseghian lost three of his grandchildren to NPC. There is still no cure, but recent research has led to promising treatments.
The Parseghian Cup will take place on April 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Stinson Rugby Field. Parking The entire Notre Dame and Michiana community is invited to attend. Admission to the game is free and an anonymous donor has generously pledged to give $25 to NPC research for every person who attends the game, up to $25,000.