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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2013


CONTACT:

Karen Mallet
(media only)
km463@georgetown.edu


MEDIA ADVISORY: Music for the Mind

A special evening at the Kennedy Center supports neuroscience research at Georgetown University Medical Center


WASHINGTON Georgetown University Medical Center hosts Music for the Mind, a special event at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Conductor Steven Reineke leads the NSO Pops as they pay tribute to the 10th anniversary of the Broadway hit Wicked and the 65th birthday of composer Stephen Schwartz.

What:  Music for the Mind — Proceeds benefit Georgetown University Medical Center research aimed at disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2013

Cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. (GUMC Executive Vice President Howard J. Federoff, MD, PhD, will deliver welcome comments). Performance begins at 8:00 p.m.

Where:? The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566?

Honorary Chairs:  Mark and Jeanne Shriver?

Co-Chairs:  William and Dana Schreiner?

Media RSVP:  Karen Mallet km463@georgetown.eduby 5pm Thursday, May 16.

Members of the press should check-in at the Music for the Mind receiving table before entering the cocktail reception, located in the atrium on the terrace level of the Kennedy Center. The event is open to media from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. 

This fundraising event is not sponsored by the Kennedy Center nor will any of the proceeds go the Kennedy Center or any of its subsidiaries.

About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis – or “care of the whole person.” The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical Translation and Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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