Friends and colleagues gathered at the glorious Union Club of Boston to recognize everyone who devotes his or her career to the search for cures. We also honored several colleagues who have made significant contributions to biomedical research and life sciences education: Michele Cunneen from Mt. Ida College, Mark Levin of Third Rock Ventures, Claudia Merson from Yale University, Rep. Joseph Wagner, Massachusetts House of Representative, and Dr. Matthew Meyerson, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. We also instuted a new award to recognize the outstanding contribution of an IACUC non-affiliated member and presented it to Rabbi Paul Levenson.