CISCRP's 5K Run & Walk Event Honoring Study Volunteers Coming to Boston, MA

Monday, June 4, 2018 General News
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The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) will be hosting the Medical Heroes Appreciation Run & Walk, an event celebrating the gift of participation in clinical research, on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the Head Island Causeway at Castle Island. Participants can register to walk, run, or cheer along at http://bit.ly/MH5KBOS18PR.

BOSTON, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP),

an independent non-profit organization is excited to announce the upcoming Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Run & Walk in Boston in conjunction with the DIA 2018 Global Annual Meeting to celebrate the millions of people who take part in clinical research and make new medical treatments possible.

CISCRP welcomes all Boston area running and walking enthusiasts, patients, caregivers, clinical research professionals, as well as CISCRP supporters and DIA 2018 Global Annual Meeting attendees, to participate in this event. All proceeds from the 5K will support clinical research education and outreach programs for patients and their families. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers, top fundraisers, and most spirited teams. CISCRP encourages all to stay for the bib raffle, which will include fun prizes like an iPad and gift cards.

"Medical Heroes are the millions of people who help advance public health and medical knowledge by taking part in clinical trials each year. We understand the importance of clinical research volunteers and are proud to support CISCRP's mission during DIA 2018 Global Annual Meeting in Boston. It is our hope that DIA attendees will participate in in this event to honor Medical Heroes and raise awareness for clinical research," says Sudip S. Parikh, PhD, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DIA Americas

This event is being sponsored by Olympiad Sponsor WCG Clinical, Champion Sponsor EMD Serono, Elite Sponsors Artcraft Health and Biogen, Participating Sponsors, The MRN, Amicus Therapeutic, GlobalCare Clinical Trials and Synchrogenix, and Booth Sponsors Synteract, Wegmans, Advanced Clinical, ClinEdge, Veristat, Eurofins and IQVIA. We are also receiving in-kind donations from Trader Joe's,Starbucks and PR Restaurants.

Donald A. Deieso, PhD, Chairman & CEO of WCG (WIRB-Copernicus Group), the 5K's Olympiad Sponsor, remarks, "We are honored to support an event that honors study volunteers for their contributions to public health."

Onsite check-in begins at 6 a.m. and the 5K Run & Walk will begin at 6:30 a.m., following a brief Medical Heroes Recognition Ceremony. Register at http://bit.ly/MH5KBOS18PR. For more information about the event, to volunteer, or to become a sponsor, email ellyngetz(at)ciscrp.org. Questions about event registration should be addressed to Clarissa Budd via phone, 617-725-2750 x321, e-mail medhero5k(at)ciscrp.org, or call toll free 1-877-MED-HERO x321.

About CISCRP: The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 and dedicated to educating the public and patients and to engaging these critical stakeholders as partners in the clinical research process. CISCRP provides a variety of award-winning and internationally recognized educational resources, programs and services including print and digital materials; media outreach and awareness campaigns, live educational events; study volunteer appreciation programs; patient advisory boards and custom research assessing patient health journeys and study volunteer experiences; and plain language clinical trial results summaries. For more information - http://www.ciscrp.org.

About DIA: DIA (founded as the Drug Information Association) is a global association that mobilizes life science professionals from across all areas of expertise to engage with patients, peers and thought leaders in a neutral environment on the issues of today and the possibilities for tomorrow. As a member-driven, volunteer organization, professionals from 80 countries have affected healthcare outcomes, by engaging with DIA through an unparalleled network, educational offerings, and professional development opportunities.

To learn more or register for the DIA 2018 Global Annual Meeting, visit DIAglobal.org.

 

SOURCE CISCRP (Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation)



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