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Highlights of CURA's year so far!
Dear Friends,

While this past month marked one year since the start of COVID-19 lockdowns, at CURA—in addition to wishing that everyone be vaccinated as soon as possible so we can finally get this pandemic under control—we are celebrating five years since we launched CURA Strategies!

In our first five years, our team has served nearly 50 clients, launched eight coalitions and been nominated for 20 industry awards. To all of our CURAgeous clients, thank you for entrusting us with your partnership. Together, we have transformed health care by protecting Medicare coverage for transplant patients, breaking down barriers to opioid recovery, decreasing mental health stigma, bringing new health care innovations to market—and we're just getting started.

We look forward to working together to transform health care for many more years to come. 2021 is off to a busy start for us already—we’ve welcomed new clients, were named a finalist for a top PR industry award and brought on new members of the team into the fold. Read on for highlights of our year so far!  
Cheers,
 
It’s officially spring and you know what they say, April showers bring… virtual events! Just last week, we executed one webinar and two Facebook Live events for our clients to help educate the community on ways to stay healthy and safe!
Sanitize Your Nose & National Safety Council Webinar
Sanitize Your Nose advisors held a webinar to encourage employers to add nasal sanitization to their workplace safety strategy. With over 100 engaged attendees, we had a lively Q&A portion that ran until the very end! It’s available on-demand if you want to check it out!
HEAL Collaborative’s Multiple Myeloma Lunch & Learn
In honor of Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, HEAL Collaborative held a virtual event to educate New Salem Baptist Church’s congregation and communities of color in the Columbus area about multiple myeloma, which is 2-3x more likely to affect African Americans.
 
Congenital Heart Initiative (CHI) Facebook Live
In CHI’s inaugural patient-to-patient chat, our very own Scott Leezer joined Misty Sharpe to share their experiences as adult congenital heart disease patients. Their talk reached more than 500 people in 3 days and will better help people understand how they navigate their condition! Watch the recording here.
 
PRSA 2021 Silver Anvil Award FINALIST!

Due to our success in passing the Immuno Bill through the Honor the Gift coalition, CURA and CareDx are finalists for PRSA’s Silver Anvil Award—one of PR industry’s most competitive recognitions! A winner will be selected on June 10… stay tuned!
New for 2021, the public can now vote on their favorite Silver Anvil finalist. Help us win the PRSA Audience Choice Award—vote now!
 
Insights Care names CURA one of the Top 10 Most Trusted PR Agencies in Health Care!
Trust is the cornerstone of any good partnership. That’s why we are thrilled to be named one of the most trusted public relations agencies in health care in an upcoming issue of Insights Care—a leading business magazine covering important topics and trends shaping the future of the health care industry. Stay tuned for a link to the article!
 
Speaking of virtual events, our team could not be more excited to “virtually” tie up our walking shoes and participate in this year’s Virtual Walk to End Bladder Cancer with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), one of our newest clients. Help us raise awareness about bladder cancer and raise funds to support BCAN’s critical research and educational programs—please consider donating to Team CURA or even joining us to walk on Saturday, May 1.
 
New CURA Faces! 
Michael Lisowski

Michael joined our team in January as senior manager of government relations. With nearly a decade of experience working on federal public policy, we are thrilled to have his expertise! Fun fact, Michael ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain during the Festival of Saint Fermín.
Andrea Merino

They say D.C. runs on interns…well so does CURA (except, unlike the Hill, we pay)! We’re pleased to welcome our newest intern Andrea, undergrad student at University of Florida. Fun fact, Andrea is Venezuelan and speaks fluent Spanish!
 
And a Few Old Faces 🥳
CURAversaries we recently celebrated...
Thy-Ann Nguyen
5 year & Employee #1!
Anna Easterbrooks
1 year
Devon Atchison
1 year
 
Have Questions? Message Us!

If you need communications or advocacy support, we are here for you! We’ll work with you to develop a strategy and choose the right tools to help you achieve your organization’s goals. Shoot us a message!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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