CISCRP Brings Flagship Community Health Event to Wilmington, NC

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On Wednesday, November 15, CISCRP will host AWARE for All, a free health and education event, for the local Wilmington, NC community. Attendees will have access to health screenings, dinner, prizes, and information about clinical research and clinical trial participation, and can learn more or register for this event through http://www.awareforall.org or by calling 1-877-MED-HERO (1-877-633-4376).

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Barbara Pennington, Clinical Research Program Coordinator at UNCW College of Health and Human Services, remarks, “Bringing AWARE for All to the Wilmington area is an opportunity for our local community to learn more about clinical research and what it means to participate in a clinical trial."

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is bringing its leading community health forum to The Burney Center at UNC – Wilmington on Wednesday, November 15th. CISCRP hosts AWARE for All events in cities all over the world in an effort to bring educational health information directly to patients and the public within the local community. It is a chance for the public to interact with local researchers, clinical trial patients, health care professionals, and advocacy groups to learn more about clinical research and clinical trial participation. The Wilmington AWARE for All event will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST and is free and open to all.

Barbara Pennington, Clinical Research Program Coordinator at UNCW College of Health and Human Services, remarks, “Bringing AWARE for All to the Wilmington area is an opportunity for our local community to learn more about clinical research and what it means to participate in a clinical trial. We want people to feel empowered about their health care options and hope that we can connect with individuals to help them become more informed about the clinical research process and the important role that study volunteers play in that process.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring family and friends and all will have full access to free health screenings and flu shots, free dinner, raffles, prizes, and giveaways, as well as take-away information and resources about clinical research. The event will feature an “Informational Alley” where local and national community partners and sponsors will set up exhibit tables to interact and share information with attendees.

CISCRP's Senior Manager of Development & Community Engagement, Ellyn Getz, comments, “CISCRP aims to bring AWARE for All to diverse communities in the hopes of educating people about clinical research so that they can make informed decisions about their own health. We are excited to host this program for the Wilmington area and welcome the entire community to take part.”

The event is produced by CISCRP with support from national sponsors EMD Serono and Lupus Research Alliance, local sponsors Carolina Arthritis Associates and StarNews Media, along with other local and community sponsors.

AWARE for All Wilmington will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST at The Burney Center at UNC – Wilmington, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. Registration is free, but advanced registration is encouraged and can be done by visiting http://www.awareforall.org or by calling toll-free 1-877-MED-HERO (1-877-633-4376). As a bonus, those who register and bring a friend or family member will automatically be entered in a raffle to win a Kindle!

ABOUT CISCRP:
The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the public and patients as partners in the clinical research process. CISCRP provides free education and outreach to the general public and patient communities. Visit http://www.CISCRP.org for more information or to support CISCRP’s educational initiatives.

Editor’s Note:
Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are still available; email kseider(At)ciscrp(dot)org to learn more.

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