Bo Schembechler

Bo set an ambitious goal for the Heart of a Champion Research Fund:


Bo SchembechlerRaise $10 million to fund an endowment that would provide $450,000 annually in perpetuity for the support of cardiovascular research. His vision was to create an ongoing means for investing in research that pushes the boundaries of current thought in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Understanding the importance of teamwork, Bo also felt strongly that the fund should support collaborative research efforts, bringing together investigators of varied disciplines to view cardiovascular challenges in new ways that would foster breakthrough discoveries.


There is a long way to go in realizing the vision of Bo Schembechler and his Heart of a Champion Research Fund. The fate of this fund depends on the generosity of those who understand the devastating impact of cardiovascular disease and who seek to improve the lives of people now and into the future. Donor support of the endowment fund named in Bo's honor allows the Frankel Cardiovascular Center to award grants annually to support critical research projects that show promise of significant improvements in both quality of life and longevity.


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