2020 Run to Breathe, San Diego

Location: Liberty Station Park | San Diego, CA
Date: May 30, 2020






Join Team Boomer for a 5K family and stroller-friendly run/walk through Liberty Station Park, in memory of Peter Grootenhuis, a cystic fibrosis researcher from Vertex Pharmaceuticals.


In loving memory of Peter Grootenhuis
March 27, 1960 – August 23, 2019
Peter was an outstanding father, friend, teacher and scientist. For 16 years Peter served as Project Leader and directed medicinal chemistry for Vertex Pharmaceutical’s cystic fibrosis (CF) program, leading to the discovery of all currently approved CFTR modulators. His love of science and relentless pursuit of better solutions for patients (“there is always more to be done” and “quitting is not an option!”) are touchstones for us all. Over his career, Peter published over 100 peer reviewed papers and holds 65 U.S. patents. He received several scientific awards, and was inducted into the Medicinal Chemistry (MEDI) Hall of Fame in 2019. The MEDI Hall of Fame contains fewer than 100 members, and honors the most important discoveries and breakthroughs in medicinal chemistry.
In August of 2019, Peter passed away due to complications of ALS. Please join us in celebrating Peter’s life and legacy.

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