Shawn Perich 7/16/59 – 8/3/23

help fight this disease

Shawn was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme at the end of September in 2021.  This is a terrible disease. 

He was able to be part of an early trial for new methods and therapies to slow, or even stop GBM at Rochester Mayo.  While the cancer took him recently, he had more than a full year of being able to live his life doing the things he loved.  I’d like to think that some of that is because the new therapies helped give him more time. 

We have set up the Shawn Perich Memorial for Glioblastoma Research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.  

If you would like to donate in his name, here is how:


Gifts can be made by check, credit card (by phone or online):

Mail: Checks can be made directly to Mayo Clinic and sent to: Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905 *Please indicate in the memo line “In memory of Shawn Perich – Glioblastoma Research.”  


Phone: To make a gift by credit card or to speak to a Development Representative, please call 507-284-2264 or 855-852-8129 (toll-free) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday. *Please indicate to the representative, ““In memory of Shawn Perich – Glioblastoma Research.”


Online: Gifts can be made online by visiting 

  -Under Designate my gift to… – indicate “Other”

  -Under Other Designation – type “Glioblastoma Research”

  -Under Gift Options – indicate “Make this donation a Tribute…”

  -Indicate “In memory of” – type Shawn Perich