PORT SAINT LUCIE, Florida -- On March 3, 2012, Treasure Coast leaders, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and scientists will gather on the waterfront patio of the new location of the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI Florida®) for the BioBall™, the inaugural fundraiser for VGTI Florida and the culmination of a Grand Opening weekend.
The theme will be one of transformation. The cocktail hour begins on the first floor in state-of-the-art science labs. Proceeding to the waterfront patio, guests will enter a tented space interspersed with pulsating balls of light that alternate from green to red to blue, creating an enchanted atmosphere. This is symbolic, too. These three primary colors of light combine to create white light. White light clarifies what it illuminates.
The scientists at VGTI Florida are illuminating the way to a promising future by working towards finding treatments and therapies that will enhance the immune response to infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and influenza, as well as cancer.