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CISCRP Establishes Collaboration With the National Symphony Orchestra to Honor Stories of Hope

By Susannah Buzard

CISCRP is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with the National Symphony Orchestra to produce an exciting inaugural event, A Concert to Raise Clinical Research Awareness to be held at The Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, DC.  CISCRP plans to hold the event in 2017.

This concert will be held as part of the NSO’s Sound Health program. The event will feature headlining musicians and will present stories of hope from clinical research volunteers who have been affected by Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases. In the past, Sound Health concerts have included performances from Renee Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Steve Martin, Chris Botti, John Legend, and Sara Bareilles, among others

This one-night only performance will highlight the need to improve clinical research literacy in the US and around the world. Concert attendees will receive a program containing educational information about clinical trial participation.

“We hope that this performance will give patients a new forum to share their stories about clinical research participation and how it has affected their lives, specifically those dealing with diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s,” said Ken Getz, CISCRP’s Founder and Board Chair.   Despite the numerous clinical trials that are conducted each year, many patients are unaware of the opportunities and benefits of participating in a trial, and hearing others recount their own personal experiences can provide hope and inspiration.

CISCRP is proud to offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities for those organizations interested in supporting and attending this special concert.  As a supporter of A Concert to Raise Clinical Research Awareness organizations will receive significant visibility both in the local area and within the health care and clinical research community, further reinforcing the commitment to educate and engage patients and the public in the clinical research enterprise. Supporters will receive VIP hospitality opportunities, including reserved seating at the concert.

For additional information about the event, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rachel Minnick, CISCRP Senior Manager of Marketing and Promotion at 610-304-1506 or

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