Light Up the Lake

January 19, 2019

Nearly 100 floating lotus lights dappled the lake on the Scripps Research Florida campus during the inaugural Light Up the Lake event in January to raise funds for Prader-Willi syndrome research. Children with the disease have a specific type of genetic damage to chromosome 15 which leads them to experience insatiable hunger. The luminescent floating flowers were purchased for a donation by children and families affected by the condition, as well as their supporters, to bring awareness to the disorder and inspire scientists to keep working for a cure.

Light up the lake - Prader Willi event