Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Seeks Volunteers for Second Annual Fundraiser

October 25, 2005

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is seeking volunteers from area churches and community organizations to help with the second annual benefit concert, “An Evening of Healing through Song.” The event is scheduled for Friday Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Rd.

The concert will feature performances by pop singer and songwriter Roberta Flack, husband and wife duo Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson and gospel singer CeCe Winans. Volunteers are needed to assist with parking, act as ushers and help set up and break down the event. For information, contact the Angelou Research Center at (336) 713-7600.

The Angelou Research Center was established to close the gap in health, quality of life, and lifespan between minority populations and the general population.


Media Contacts: Jim Steele,, or Karen Richardson,, at (336) 716-4587.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest University School of Medicine 30th in primary care, 41st in research and 14th in geriatrics training among the nation's medical schools. It ranks 32nd in research funding by the National Institutes of Health. Almost 150 members of the medical school faculty are listed in Best Doctors in America.

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