Greater Gift Initiative Sponsors CISCRP's Inaugural 5K Run & Walk Event to Recognize All Clinical Trial Volunteers

The Greater Gift Initiative has partnered with CISCRP to donate a vaccine in honor of each participant in the Inaugural Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Run & Walk to be held in conjunction with the Drug Information Association 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego on Monday, June 16, 2014.

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Medical Heroes 5K

Greater Gift Initiative Research Sponsors CISCRP Inaugural Medical Heroes 5K

(PRWEB) June 10, 2014

The Greater Gift Initiative (GGI) has partnered with The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) as an outreach sponsor for the Inaugural Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Run & Walk to show appreciation for all clinical trial volunteers. The event will coincide with the Drug Information Association (DIA) 2014 Annual Meeting by taking place in San Diego on Monday, June 16, 2014 outside of the San Diego Convention Center from 6:45-8:00AM.

With a mission to advance global health and highlight the greater good of clinical trial participation by gifting vaccines in honor of clinical trial volunteers and researchers, GGI has partnered with CISCRP to raise public awareness and appreciation for clinical trial participants. Through the generosity of its flagship partner, PMG Research, a vaccine will be donated through GGI in honor of each race participant. To provide the vaccines, GGI donates funds to the GAVI Campaign, a US public charity whose charitable mission includes supporting immunization programs in developing countries, including programs in support of the GAVI Alliance.

The 5K event will recognize the gift of the millions of volunteers who participate in clinical trials to help advance the development of life changing therapies. Proceeds from the event will support education and outreach programs to patients and members of the public interested in learning more about the clinical research process.

Registrants will have the opportunity to check-in early on Sunday June 15, 2014 from 8am – 9am, 12pm – 1pm, and 3pm – 6pm to receive event materials and giveaways. Regular check-in the day of the event begins at 6am; and the 5K Run & Walk will begin at 6:45am. For more information about the event, to volunteer, register or become a sponsor, visit ciscrp.org/med-hero-5k. Questions about event registration should go to Ellyn Getz (617) 725-2750, e-mail medhero5k(at)ciscrp(dot)org, or call toll free 1- 877-MED-HERO.

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. Visit http://www.CISCRP.org for more information or to support CISCRP.

About Greater Gift Initiative, Inc.
The mission of Greater Gift Initiative, Inc. is to advance global health and highlight the greater good of clinical trial participation by gifting a vaccine to a child in honor of every clinical trial volunteer, under the motto “Volunteers Advancing Health.” Visit us at http://www.GreaterGiftInitiative.org.

About PMG Research, Inc.
PMG Research, Inc. is an integrated network of clinical research facilities with hub sites located in Cary, Charlotte, Hickory, Raleigh, Salisbury, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem, NC; Charleston, SC; and Bristol and Knoxville, TN. PMG has conducted 6,800 research studies for hundreds of pharmaceutical sponsors and CROs Since 1979. We have extensive experience conducting all phases of trials across a comprehensive list of conditions. Our mission is to bring clinical research to as many lives as possible while delivering unparalleled service and exceptional value to our clinical trial partners and stakeholders. To learn more, visit http://www.pmg-research.com.

About The GAVI Campaign.
The GAVI Campaign 501(c)(3) is a US public charity whose charitable mission includes supporting immunization programs in developing countries, including programs in support of the GAVI Alliance. The GAVI Alliance is a public-private partnership committed to saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries. The Alliance brings together developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private sector partners. GAVI uses innovative finance mechanisms, including co-financing by recipient countries, to secure sustainable funding and adequate supply of quality vaccines. Since 2000, GAVI has contributed to the immunisation of an additional 440 million children and the prevention of approximately 6 million future deaths. Learn more at http://www.gavicampaign.org.