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CISCRP Gains Meaningful Partnerships and Support for 2016 Medical Heroes Appreciation 5Ks

CISCRP’s Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K events continue to generate excitement among clinical research professionals around honoring study volunteers, and CISCRP is thankful for the growing number of partnerships as the spring event season kicks into full swing.

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Runners pass the start line at the Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K in Altanta

After a successful kick-off with our first Medical Heroes 5K of the year at the ACRP 2016 Meeting & Expo in Atlanta, the CISCRP events team feels fully charged for the third annual 5K in conjunction with DIA 2016 in Philadelphia.

“We’ve been pleased to receive such a warm and supportive reception from the clinical research industry, garnering sponsorship from a growing number of companies to fuel CISCRP’s education and outreach initiatives with patients and the public,” says Ellyn Getz, Senior Manager of Development, Fundraising and Events. With new support this year from ClinEdge, NeoLife, and the Consortium of Diversity in Clinical Research (CDCR), it’s rewarding to see even more of our industry stakeholders participating to improve patient outcomes and experiences.

Many supporters of CISCRP’s inaugural Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K at the DIA Annual Meeting in 2014 continue to back the cause as it grows and expands. We’re delighted to partner for the third year with the following organizations: Biogen, CenterWatch, Amicus Therapeutics, PMG Research, The Greater Gift Initiative, EMD Serono, WIRB Copernicus Group, Roche, ERT, and Chesapeake IRB – some of which are the 5K initiative’s biggest supporters.

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5K sponsor Chiltern’s team with their exhibit table in Atlanta

Event sponsors receive a wide variety of benefits including tabletop exhibit space at the event to promote their organization, logo placement on highly visible promotional materials, complimentary registrations for team members, and more. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the third annual 5K held in conjunction with DIA 2016 in Philadelphia on June 27. Contact ellyngetz@ciscrp.org for more details.

We hope to see even more growth and buzz around these events as the initiative expands – with hopes for larger attendance at each 5K, increased involvement from the clinical research industry and local community, and onsite media coverage.

It’s time to lace up your sneakers — early bird registration is still open until May 27 – so act fast and register your team before prices increase!

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