Medical Heroes Appreciation
Honoring Medical Heroes
How far will you go to recognize Medical Heroes?
CISCRP holds events throughout the year to celebrate the people who give the gift of participation in clinical research. Always fun and meaningful, our events benefit everyone involved: participants (and volunteers) have a great time, and we all raise money to provide education and outreach to patients and families. CISCRP conceived the idea for the Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K events in October 2013. We applaud the DIA for being the first organization to host the event, and since our inaugural 5K in June 2014, it’s been hosted by the ACRP, SCRS, ISPE, and Stormont Vail Health.
Most recently, we have launched a first-of-its-kind virtual fitness challenge where teams or individuals can compete with other participants from around the world in real-time through an app called Racery.
All proceeds from our fitness challenges support educational programs designed to help patients and their families better navigate the clinical research experience.
We can’t wait to see how far you’ll go!
Medical Heroes Appreci-a-thon
A first-of-its-kind virtual fitness challenge that is open to the public and operates as an awareness and team-building opportunity. This virtual fitness challenge is designed to motivate you to get up and be active while also bringing awareness to study volunteers who participate in clinical trials and make new medical treatments possible. All entry fees and donations support CISCRP’s global education initiatives that empower patients and the public to make informed decisions about clinical research participation.
Each mile or minute of exercise can be logged into our customized online portal. Each measurement of activity is converted into miles and will pin-point teams on a virtual race course in real time. (In February 2019, Route 66 was our course.) Participants can log any intentional physical activity — it doesn’t have to be running or jogging!
Registrants can order VIP t-shirts, and all participants will receive fun, digital bling, motivational reminders to log activity, and will have an incomparable experience to physically challenge others from around the world.
Interested in sponsoring or hosting a 5K? Our Medical Heroes Appreciation events can make an even greater impact with your sponsorship! Please contact us to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
If interested in sponsoring a 5K or Appreci-a-thon, please contact CISCRP’s Development team please contact us by clicking below or call us at (617) 725-2750.
Pledge your Support
Support Medical Heroes Appreciation events in your area by volunteering today.
Register for a 5K as a Virtual Participant
You don’t have to be at the physical event location to participate in the Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K — anyone can be a Virtual Runner or Walker! By joining us as a Virtual Participant, you can run or walk from any location you choose. Run, jog, walk around your neighborhood, on a trail, treadmill, or at the gym.
To participate as a Virtual Participant, simply choose the ‘Virtual Runner/Walker’ option when you register for the Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K, and we’ll send you a t-shirt. That way, you can showcase your appreciation for Medical Heroes everywhere! Take a picture of yourself in the Med Hero 5K shirt and post to social media and use the hashtag #MedHero5K. If you email it to [email protected] we can add it to our 5K gallery.
Your contribution will fund educational programs and outreach initiatives for patients and their families. To learn more about how your donation will be used, visit our Education Center and Programs pages.
For more information or to inquire about our next Med Hero 5K event in your area, please contact us below or call us at 617-725-2750.