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Lace Up Your Sneakers! Two Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Events Coming This Spring

This spring, clinical research professionals from across the globe will lace up their sneakers and go the distance to honor study volunteers at both the ACRP 2016 Meeting & Expo and the DIA 2016 52nd Annual Meeting. This is the third year CISCRP has organized its Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Run & Walk at the DIA Annual Meeting, and its second year at ACRP’s annual conference.

“We’re starting 2016 energized about the many awareness-building events planned for year, including these upcoming Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K events,” says Ellyn Getz, Senior Manager of Development, Fundraising and Events at CISCRP. “We’re so pleased that these events are drawing large crowds of runners and walkers and raising awareness about the gift of participation from study volunteers,” Getz adds.

MedicalHeroes-4410CISCRP will be kicking off the spring 5K season with the ACRP event in Atlanta, GA on April 16 and continue onto Philadelphia for the DIA event on June 27. These events follow a fall season of 5Ks at both the SCRS Site Solutions Summit and the ISPE conference.

“We’re proud to partner with CISCRP and host another 5K at our meeting this year. We expect many of our distinguished members and other clinical research professionals to run again in appreciation of the clinical trial participants who make new medical treatments and discoveries possible,” says Jim Kremidas, Executive Director, ACRP.

Medical Heroes help advance public health and medical knowledge through their brave act of participating in clinical trials. Medical Heroes are found in everyday places, and they deserve our recognition and gratitude. Funds raised at Medical Heroes Appreciation events support educational programs that are offered free-of-charge to patients and their families. The CISCRP team is excited to see this key initiative continue to grow and is grateful for the generous sponsors who help make it a reality.

To register and learn more about the upcoming Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K’s please visit or call 617-725-2750. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact

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