The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture will award the 2016 Notre Dame Evangelium Vitae Medal to the Jerome Lejeune Foundation on April 29, 2017.
The Jerome Lejeune Foundation was established in 1996 to continue the work of its saintly namesake, Professor Jerome Lejeune, by supporting groundbreaking research, advocacy, and healthcare for those with intellectual disabilities. With branches in Paris, Philadelphia, Madrid, and Dubai, the Foundation is the largest private funder of research into genetic therapies in the world. In addition to funding ethically-conducted research, the Foundation provides direct health care and education, and advocates for legal protections for persons with disabilities.
Mass, celebrated by Bishop Kevin Rhoades (Fort Wayne–South Bend), will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame. Dinner and the medal presentation will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the South Dining Hall.
Parking: Check in with the guard at the main gate for directions to appropriate campus parking. Lots A9 and A15 are typically reserved for mass at the basilica, but additional lots may be suggested. Drop-off available via Corby Dr. (for the basilica) and the access road behind Duncan Hall off Holy Cross Dr. (for South Dining Hall). View a campus map here.
Questions? Please contact Laura Nash or call 574-631-9656.