During the month of February, Renstar employees participated in the “Hero’s Journey,” a collaboration with Eli Lilly and the clinical trial community. The purpose was to build awareness of the importance of clinical trials for improving lives.
Eli Lilly commissioned artist John Magnan to build three sculptures honoring clinical trial participants, and Renstar had the opportunity to be included in his sculptures which will be displayed as public art in different locations around the country. These sculptures include hundreds of bricks that will be decorated by various clinical research sites, including their staff and patients.
“It was amazing to be a part of the brick project and to be able to involve our patients and their family members in helping to bring awareness of not only how the disease affects the patient, but also how it affects the caregivers and families,” said Deanna Buffill, LPN and Certified Clinical Research Coordinator.
In total, Renstar submitted four bricks. Two of the bricks, “Making Memories Together” and “Forget Me Not” were decorated by two different Renstar clinics and their staff, and display their dedication to their job and their employees. The other two bricks, “Color Me Happy with Clinical Trials” and “Sunrise Cure” were decorated by two different Renstar patients and their caregivers who wanted to get involved with the project.
“Each step we take will hopefully bring us closer to a cure,” Deanna said. “Just like our fingerprints, our memories should last a lifetime.”
For more information on the Lilly Brick project, visit www.lillytrialguide.com/en-US/heros-journey-art/brick-art.