BrightFocus Foundation

Global Brain and Vision Research Nonprofit to Host Inaugural Concert for Cures Celebrating Science

Emceed by CMT’s Cody Alan, the evening will include musical selections by Chris Janson, Jackson Dean, and Lillian Hepler.
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City Winery Nashville venue space showing dining tables and a view of the stage.

CLARKSBURG, MD (June 10, 2024)—BrightFocus Foundation, a global nonprofit that funds innovative brain and vision research around the world, will host its inaugural Concert for Cures on Wednesday, June 26, at City Winery in Nashville.  

Featuring guest emcee Cody Alan of Country Music Television (CMT), the evening will include musical selections from special guests Chris Janson, Jackson Dean, and Lillian Hepler and a silent auction including signed guitars by Dolly Parton and Glen Campbell. 

The charity event’s proceeds will benefit BrightFocus Foundation and its three programs Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Macular Degeneration Research, and National Glaucoma Research—and help find cures and treatments for the more than 330 million people across the globe suffering from these diseases that currently have no cure.

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The evening will showcase some of the world’s most exciting research to end Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. During cocktail hour, guests will hear from three Vanderbilt University researchers at the forefront of brain and eye research.

“We are delighted to bring the BrightFocus community together in Nashville—along with several special guests—to celebrate the impact of scientific research,” said BrightFocus President and CEO Stacy Pagos Haller. “Working together, we will find cures for these age-related conditions we fear the most—loss of mind and loss of sight.” 

To purchase tickets for the event, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit  


About BrightFocus Foundation 

BrightFocus Foundation is a premier global nonprofit funder of research to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Through its flagship research programs — Alzheimer’s Disease Research, National Glaucoma Research, and Macular Degeneration Research — the Foundation has awarded nearly $300 million in groundbreaking research funding over the past 50 years and shares the latest research findings, expert information, and resources to empower the millions impacted by these devastating diseases. Learn more at  



Julia Roth  
BrightFocus Foundation