CISCRP, ACRP Collaborate on 5k Run & Walk Event to Recognize All Clinical Trial Volunteers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2016

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Jeremy Glunt
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Research Professionals and the Public to Honor Study Volunteers Who Give the Gift of Participation in Clinical Research

Washington, DC and Boston, MA – The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), two independent non-profit organizations, are excited to announce the upcoming Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Run & Walk in Atlanta to celebrate the volunteers who give the gift of participation in clinical research and to raise awareness about the importance of clinical research in advancing public health.

CISCRP will hold the Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Run & Walk in conjunction with the ACRP 2016 Meeting & Expo. The event will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016 near the Georgia World Congress Convention Center from 6:30-8:30am. Participants are encouraged to register early as space is limited. To register, visit medhero5k-atlanta.eventbrite.com. On behalf of every 5K registrant, the Greater Gift Initiative will donate a vaccine to a child in need.

“Medical Heroes are the millions of people who help advance public health and medical knowledge by taking part in clinical trials each year,” said CISCRP’s founder, Ken Getz. “With the support of ACRP, we continue to recognize their gift, raise public awareness, and express our gratitude and admiration through this special event.”

Running and walking enthusiasts, and CISCRP and ACRP supporters, are invited to participate and attend the event. Proceeds from the 5K will support education and outreach programs to patients and families interested in learning more about the clinical research process.

“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.

Check-in the day of the event begins at 6am; and the 5K Run & Walk will begin at 6:30am. For more information about the event, to volunteer, register or become a sponsor, visit ciscrp.org/medhero5k-atlanta. Questions about event registration should go to Maya Wise (617) 725-2753, e-mail medhero5k@ciscrp.org, or call toll free 1-877-MED-HERO.

About ACRP

ACRP supports clinical research professionals through membership, training and development, and certification. Founded in 1976, ACRP is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization with more than 13,000 members who work in clinical research in more than 70 countries. ACRP’s vision is that clinical research is performed ethically, responsibly, and professionally everywhere in the world. ACRP’s mission is to promote excellence in clinical research. acrpnet.org

About CISCRP

CISCRP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the public and patients as partners in the clinical research process. CISCRP provides free education and outreach to the general public and patient communities. CISCRP.org for more information or to support CISCRP.