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CISCRP Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K recognizes clinical trial volunteers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), an independent, nonprofit organization based in Boston, Mass., has announced the upcoming Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Run & Walk in Salt Lake City to celebrate the volunteers who participate in clinical research and to raise awareness about the importance of clinical research in advancing public health.

CISCRP will hold the 5K in conjunction with the ACRP 2015 Global Conference & Exhibition, on Saturday, April 25, near the Salt Palace Convention Center from 6:30-8:15 a.m.

“Medical Heroes are the millions of people who help advance public health and medical knowledge by taking part in clinical trials each year,” said Ken Getz, CISCRP’s founder. “This special event recognizes their gift, raises public awareness and appreciation and hopefully will become an annual tradition at the ACRP Conference & Exhibition.”

Proceeds from the 5K will support education and outreach programs to patients and families interested in learning more about the clinical research process. CenterWatch is the event’s official media partner.

Check-in the day of the event begins at 6 a.m.  Participants are encouraged to register early as space is limited. For more information about the event, to volunteer, register or become a sponsor, visit ciscrp.org/medhero5k-SLC. For questions about event registration, email medhero5k@ciscrp.org or call 1-877-MED-HERO.

On behalf of every 5K registrant, the Greater Gift Initiative also will donate a vaccine to a child in need.

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