Announcing Clinical Trial Volunteer Cheer to Recognize Study Volunteers

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The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) will be hosting the Clinical Trial Volunteer Cheer, a thank you 5K celebrating the gift of participation in clinical research, on Saturday, April 29 at 9:00 AM at Magnuson Park in Seattle, WA. Participants can walk, run, or register as a cheerleader at medhero5k-seattle2017.eventbrite.com.

Clinical Trial Volunteer Cheer, April 29th in Seattle, WA

Our Clinical Trial Volunteer Cheer is a grass-roots movement to show appreciation for study volunteers who give the gift of participation in clinical research.

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), an independent non-profit organization dedicated to educating patients and the public about clinical research, is excited to announce the first ever Clinical Trial Volunteer Cheer, a 5K walk and run event, that will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 9:00 AM at Magnuson Park in Seattle, WA. Participants can walk, run, or participate as a cheerleader. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. To register, visit medhero5k-seattle2017.eventbrite.com.

The Clinical Trial Volunteer Cheer is a chance for the local Seattle community to celebrate and honor study volunteers who give the gift of participation in clinical research, and to raise awareness about the importance of clinical research in advancing public health. Patients, family members, caregivers, supporters, research professionals, running/walking enthusiasts, and members of the local public are encouraged to participate to show support for clinical trial volunteers. All proceeds will support clinical research education and outreach programs for patients and their families in minority and under-served communities.

Ellyn Getz, Senior Manager of Development & Community Engagement at CISCRP, comments, “Our Clinical Trial Volunteer Cheer is a grass-roots movement to show appreciation for study volunteers who give the gift of participation in clinical research. We invite the local community of Seattle to join us for some healthy exercise, free food, and fun in order to show support for clinical trial volunteers and to help us build educational outreach assistance for patients and their families.”

As part of the event, CISCRP will also offer complimentary health screenings, giveaways, free food, educational resources about clinical research, as well as prizes for best super hero costumes, top fundraisers, and most spirited teams. As an added benefit, The Greater Gift Initiative is teaming up with CISCRP to offer a vaccine to a child in need, on behalf of every registrant. Register as an individual or gather friends and family and create a team.

Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM at Picnic Shelter #2, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. For questions or additional information, contact medheroevents(at)ciscrp.org or call toll-free 1.877.MED.HERO (1.877.633.4376).

Lace up your sneakers and join CISCRP in celebrating study volunteers who participate in clinical trials and make new medical discoveries possible. To register for the event, visit medhero5k-seattle2017.eventbrite.com.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and CISCRP is also looking to engage with local community partners for outreach and financial support. Contact ellyngetz(at)ciscrp.org to speak further about opportunities to collaborate and contribute to this meaningful initiative.

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.

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