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Sean Parker donates $25 million to Stanford for allergy research
San Francisco Chronicle

Billionaire Silicon Valley venture capitalist Sean Parker says he has been hospitalized 14 times for allergic reactions in the past four years. That’s one reason he’s donating $25 million to Stanford University to find a cure for allergies. The goal of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research is to find a cure for allergy sufferers that requires just one or two treatments. “It’s not just enough to come up with slightly better incremental improvements on the kind of treatments that are out there,” said Parker. “The goal is actually to achieve a cure.”