No claim jumpers in sight at Sanford-Burnham’s gold rush gala

They were “mining for a cure” at the 35th anniversary celebration to benefit the work of The Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute on Oct. 15 at The Wyland Center of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Guests got into the spirit of the 1840’s gold mine/saloon theme arriving in period costumes to Country/Western tunes. The 850 prospectors, err, scientists, at Sanford-Burnham are working to understand cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and other diseases at the most fundamental level.