Town Square

Post a New Topic

Lorry Lokey pledges $33 million for stem cell research center

Original post made on Oct 8, 2008

Lorry Lokey of Atherton, has pledged a minimum of $33 million to build a home for Stanford University's Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, the university announced Feb. 27.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 12:00 AM

Comments (2)

Like this comment
Posted by Linda Della
a resident of another community
on Oct 8, 2008 at 1:41 pm

I don't know Mr Lokey, but I was so moved his recent $75 million donation that I had to find a way to send him my gratitude and thanks. And thus I am writing it here.

My husband died of ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease this year. He was only 62. Sadly, my husband's father also died of ALS in 2002. And my husband's grandfather died of ALS in the 1950s. Many people don't know ALS is hereditary in about 10% of its victims. But regardless of whether it is sporadic or hereditary, it is a horrible, terminal disease.

Stem cell research is the only hope for people facing this disease. Although scientists have been studying ALS since the 1930s, there is still not a single treatment or cure. Mr Lokey's donation to the Standford Medical Center for stem cell research goes beyond the definition of a gift. It defines life itself.

Especially for families like mine, who now face an uncertain future. Will this horrible disease present itself again in our son? Or can some breakthough in medical research give us hope? Thank you Mr. Lokey. What else can I say.

Like this comment
Posted by Marvelous!
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 8, 2008 at 2:26 pm

Wonderful generosity that can make a huge difference. Thank you, Mr. Lokey.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

The Saddle Room – A True Friend of Kids
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 2,070 views

Palo Alto: Pastis owner to open second French restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,223 views

The Four E's--Pope Francis and the Middle Class
By Steve Levy | 3 comments | 957 views

My College Mindset is Intrinsically Motivated
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 829 views

Marriage Interview 9: Make a Date to Have Sex Once or Twice a Week and . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 6 comments | 705 views