The Greater Gift Initiative (GGI), a Winston-Salem, NC 501(c)3 nonprofit, partnered with INC Research, a global phase I to IV CRO with experience in vaccine clinical research. GGI's mission is to advance global health and highlight the greater good of clinical trial participation by gifting a vaccine to a child in need in honor of each clinical trial volunteer. The vision of GGI is to serve as a philanthropic connector among clinical trial sites, individual investigators, CROs and sponsors by conveying a unified message to the clinical volunteer community that their participation does matter.
"Helping to bring new therapies to market for the benefit of patients is at the core of everything we do," says Bekki Brown, executive vice president, General Medicine Clinical Development for INC Research. "We are excited to further demonstrate our commitment to patient health and continue our efforts in raising awareness of the importance of clinical trial participation through donation of vaccines to children in need."
"The Greater Gift Initiative is grateful for the support and partnership of INC Research," said Jennifer Byrne, GGI's founder. "INC Research's mission to improve global health aligns perfectly with that of GGI. Celebrating each research contributor offers the opportunity to reinforce the ‘Power of One'—the idea that one individual does in fact contribute directly to the well-being of another. We look forward to INC Research's involvement in our work to broaden awareness of the societal good of clinical trials and improve public perception as we strive to better thank the stakeholders contributing to medical science."
Greater Gift Initiative is pleased that this partnership will allow more vaccines to be donated, and that each clinical trial volunteer will have an opportunity to know just how important they are in the development of new medicines and treatments through their participation in a clinical trial.