Napster Founder Sean Parker Pledges Millions For Allergy Cure

December 17, 2014 8:05 AM

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Sean Parker, the co-founder of the online music service Napster and the first president of Facebook, has pledged nearly a quarter of a million dollars toward a campaign to develop a cure for allergies.

Parker, 35, has been hospitalized repeatedly because of allergies to foods including peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish. These experiences led to his interest in new treatments, the chairman of San Francisco-based Brigade Media said during a conference call with reporters Monday.

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