Bring It!

For medical research
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An Exclusive Conversation with Sumit Chanda, Ph.D. and Evan Snyder, M.D., Ph.D.


Tuesday, August 25, 2020

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Virtual Event


Join us for a special session on COVID-19 with our top scientists to learn about and discuss the research activities around this global pandemic.

This is a unique opportunity to engage directly with our lead scientists, Dr. Sumit Chanda and Dr. Evan Snyder, and to ask questions and learn about the progress being made in understanding the virus, identifying treatments, and the future of viral disease research.

Sanford Burnham Prebys continues to be on the front lines of the search for a vaccine and/or cure. We are dedicated to understanding how the virus infects cells and replicates, and to identifying effective treatment strategies to reduce suffering and save lives.

Don’t miss this chance to connect with our scientists and have your questions answered!

Register  Submit Your Question(s)

Please submit questions in advance.


Our scientists

Sumit Chanda, Ph.D.

Director of the Immunity and Pathogenesis Program
Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Center

Evan Snyder, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Human Genetics Program
Director, Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Sanford Children's Health Research Center

Our regular Bring It! event (described below) has been postponed due to COVID-19.

See above for our upcoming Fireside Chat virtual event or click below to learn about our matching gift campaign.

Learn about our COVID-19 Matching Gift Campaign

Thursday, April 30, 2020

5:30 – 10:00 pm

Del Mar Fairgrounds

Bring It! Co-Chairs Melissa and Scott Murfey and Sheri and Steven Spector invite you to bring your sense of fun and humor while you team up for the most unique event in San Diego! Meet, greet and compete with some of San Diego’s most influential people, including business professionals, community leaders and game-changing innovators in a lively, informal atmosphere.

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The cause

Raise a solo cup for medical research

By supporting Bring It!, you’ll help scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute pursue research that can transform the future of human health.

Your support enables our researchers to focus on basic research and translate our discoveries into innovative therapeutics and diagnostics that can save lives.

Our research covers a wide array of diseases, including cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, immunotherapy, childhood diseases, and many more devastating disorders.

The game

  • Each table of 10 makes up a team that’ll compete in a lively, energetic game-show experience!
  • No expertise or specific knowledge required – all questions are aimed at having fun!
  • Our emcee will ask a series of trivia questions during multiple rounds of game play. Each team uses a gaming device to answer questions as quickly as possible.
  • After each round, the top-scoring teams participate in entertaining onstage challenges for a chance to win bonus points.
  • At the end of all the trivia rounds, the teams with the most overall points will compete in “The Finals” in the hope of being named 2020 Bring It! Champions.


5:30 pm
Pre-game: cocktails, networking and dinner reception
7:00 pm
Game on!
8:00 pm
Brief program
Fund-a-need and live auction
8:30 pm
Game back on!
9:30 pm
Trophy awarded and after party with special, internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking entertainment!

The team


Melissa and Scott Murfey and Sheri and Steven Spector


Juli Oh and Matt Browne, Phil Ducoffe, Young Haagensen, Emad Fareed, Hana Farquhar, Caitlin Little, Dawn and Jamie Mason, Dulcy and Mason Matthies, and Sarah and David Szekeres

Meet, greet and compete with some of San Diego’s most influential people, including business professionals, community leaders and game-changing innovators in a lively, informal atmosphere. Bring your friends, colleagues and clients to a team-building, unique gameshow competition. Your company will be recognized as a supporter of pioneering biomedical research at Sanford Burnham Prebys, a world-renowned, nonprofit institution in La Jolla, California.

Download Sponsorship Packet

Who attends bring it?

Each year, we have over 350 attendees and support from over 30 companies.



Interested in sponsorships and/or purchasing a table?

For questions or more information, contact Claire Hill, (858) 795-5277.


Here are some of the companies that are sponsoring Bring It! this year. Add yours to the list!


$15,000 Senior Sponsor
$10,000 Junior Sponsor
$5,000 Sophomore Sponsor
$2,500 Freshman Sponsor

Event Location

Del Mar Fairgrounds

2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014