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In Brief: April 2016

In Brief: April 2016

Social Innovation Lab Event, Summer Best Dressed Sale

Social Innovation Lab Event

Since 2013, Johns Hopkins University students have joined with community experts to tackle pressing social issues in a group known as the Social Innovation Lab (SIL). To raise awareness about its innovative efforts, SIL is hosting an event on Thursday, April 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center. The forum will showcase a cohort of emerging social ventures led by Johns Hopkins students and Baltimore-area residents. These entrepreneurs will talk about their approaches to health, education and economic challenges. One team, for example, will show how it is improving the way orthotic devices are made and distributed to those in need. To RSVP, visit

A photo shows the Best Dressed Sale.

Summer Best Dressed Sale

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Women’s Board continues to build on its success with its fall Best Dressed Sale by hosting a one-day summer Best Dressed Sale to benefit patient care. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St. Merchandise includes new and gently worn designer, dressy, casual, prom, sports attire and shoes for women and men. New accessories will also be sold. Proceeds from last year’s fall and summer sales funded nine projects to support patient care, including ultrasound equipment to study prenatal neurodevelopment. The Women’s Board is also accepting donations of unwanted clothes and accessories in good condition. Learn more about the sales and the projects they support at

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