Ilya Peckerman Research Fund

Benefiting the Vasculitis Foundation Research Fund

The Ilya Peckerman Research Fund was founded in 2010, in honor of Ilya Peckerman, who passed away from complications associated with Wegener’s Granulomatosis on December 18, 2009.  All donations made in honor of “Ilya Peckerman” go towards the Vasculitis Foundation’s Research Program.

When somebody passes, we are left with two options: morn and try to move on, or morn, try to move on, and move the needle forward. The Peckerman family has chosen to move the needle forward, by helping raise funds in order move one step closer to finding the cause and cure of these rare, autoimmune diseases.

Spearheaded by TV Personality and Lifestyle Expert Pamela Pekerman, the Ilya Peckerman Research Fund focuses on two key marketing and fundraising initiatives throughout the year:

Annual Silent Auction in May, coinciding with Vasculitis Awareness Month – past participating brands include COACH, Rebecca Minkoff, NFL, Cole Haan, HP, Swarovski, Shore Club Hotel in Miami, and Stuart Weitzman. Next event: MAY 18, 2016 To learn more email

Shop 4 Vasculitis – from mid-November through end of December, various fashion and lifestyle brands donate a percentage of sales from select merchandise to the Vasculitis Foundation’s Research Program. Past participating brands include:  Yummie Tummie, Carolee Jewelry, Ted Rossi, Ramy Brook, Boy Meets Girl, Cellar Angels Wine and Winky Designs.

Visit November 18th – December 31st 2015 to shop for the cause.

Ilya Peckerman lived a life full of love, energy and zest. From playing volleyball with the 20-year-olds, to enjoying a fishing trip with his contemporaries, our father was the center of every social scene. We carry his vivacious, youthful spirit in our hearts, and share his “carpe diem” attitude with everyone that is supporting, fighting and moving the needle forward, in the vasculitis community.

To date, family, friends and supporters have raised over $30,000 for Research!

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Vasculitis Foundation

The Vasculitis Foundation is the international organization for patients with vasculitis, their families, friends and the health care professionals who care for them.

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