Lightship & Acclinate Introduce Season of Giving — Initiative to Support Communities That Give Time for Clinical Research
Lightship and Acclinate, companies that are both focused on providing more access and choice to patients and to improve health equity in clinical research, are working together this holiday season and beyond to give back to communities that support clinical research through a new Season of Giving initiative — encouraging others to join.
This holiday season marks the first Season of Giving, a series of events where Lightship and Acclinate are teaming up to donate time and support, starting with the communities where they live and work. The companies contributed volunteers and time to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank on Nov. 20, and are kicking off the next Season of Giving events in two additional communities in December:
- Birmingham, Alabama, at the Bush Hills Community Garden & Urban Farm on Dec. 7
- Raleigh, North Carolina, at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina on Dec. 19
As part of this Season of Giving initiative, Lightship and Acclinate are extending an open call for other clinical research industry and health-focused organizations to join them for future events. Lightship has also established the Lightship Giving Group, which will continue to offer quarterly support to community organizations year-round.
“People are the ones who make clinical research and advances in medicine possible, and we’re committed to giving back to them,” said Lightship Co-Founder, Samantha Eells. “That’s what this Season of Giving series of events with our partner Acclinate is all about — and we’d love to have even more clinical research industry companies participate with us. We plan to learn and grow from this first annual Season of Giving event series and build programmatic support — engaging and giving back to our communities and others on an ongoing basis.”
Acclinate Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder, Tiffany Whitlow, added: “By directly giving back to people in our communities in collaboration with Lightship and our community partners, we are continuing to bring our vision to life. We’re focusing on those most in need while honoring the communities that give to all of us.”
For anyone interested in joining future events, use this contact form to connect with the organizations. For more information about the Season of Giving events, visit this Q&A article.
Lightship Inc. is a clinical trials service provider focused on increasing access and choice in taking part in research to improve equity for all. We design and conduct studies in partnership with biopharmaceutical companies to accelerate bringing new therapies to market. Our approach is to engage people where they are and support them across their journey in a clinical trial, from first contact to study completion. We work to make it easy, convenient, and safe for people to take part by offering visits in clinic, at home, using our mobile research units, and via digital health tools. By transforming the way we conduct clinical research, we can decrease study timelines, expand access, increase inclusion, and increase retention to accelerate development of better therapies. Learn more at Lightship.com, and follow us on LinkedIn.
Acclinate is a digital health startup that is working to improve health equity through predictive analytics technology and community engagement. We specialize in accessing and engaging communities of color so they can make informed health decisions and learn about clinical trial participation. Through our online platform, NOWINCLUDED, we provide education, resources, and research opportunities to our community members. Learn more at Acclinate.com.