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IAAM partners with BrightFocus in hosting “Small Miracles” screening and panel event

 International African American Museum to host “Small Miracles” film screening and panel discussion

IAAM, in partnership with BrightFocus, invites public to join the conversation on health matters and combatting disease

WHAT:          The International African American Museum (IAAM), in partnership with the BrightFocus Foundation, will host a curated conversation concerning health, long-term illnesses, and best practices for combatting disease. The public is invited to join Dr. Tonya Matthews, president and CEO of IAAM, and a panel of national experts for a short film screening and a discussion on the tactics, strategies, and small miracles needed to reap the benefit of today’s medical breakthroughs.

WHEN:          Friday, October 13, 2023 from 4:30PM – 6:00PM

WHERE:       The event will be in person at the International African American Museum (IAAM), which is located at 14 Wharfside Street in Charleston, S.C., and virtually by Zoom.

WHO:            The International African American Museum has partnered with BrightFocus Foundation. BrightFocus Foundation is a premier private funder of research to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. The foundation has invested nearly $300 million in research grants to more than 6,000 scientists worldwide, catalyzing countless scientific breakthroughs, life-enhancing treatments, and diagnostic tools.

DESCRIPTION:       Equitable access to healthcare is essential to the sustainment of a thriving population. Many individuals within the Lowcountry – and millions across the nation – are continuously seeking ways to live healthier lives despite economic and sociocultural barriers. This panel will explore health equity in the Lowcountry and beyond, along with suggestions for improving the physical and emotional well-being of local communities.

REGISTRATION:    Registration is required. Individuals interested in attending in person can register at this link. Attendance for the in-person event is limited. Those interested in attending virtually may register at this link.


MEDIA CONTACT:            Elizabeth Boineau  

843-224-1106 (m) 




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