Med Hero Appreci-a-thon: Pittsburg
CISCRP's 2019 Appreci-a-thon is a first-of-its-kind virtual fitness challenge that is open to the public and operates as an awareness and team-building opportunity. This virtual fitness challenge is designed to motivate you to get up and be active while also bringing awareness to study volunteers who participate in clinical trials and make new medical treatments possible. All entry fees and donations support CISCRP’s global education initiatives that empower patients and the public to make informed decisions about clinical research participation.Each mile or minute of exercise can be logged into our customized online portal. Each measurement of activity is converted into miles and will pin-point teams on a virtual Route 66 map in real time. Participants can log any intentional physical activity -- it doesn't have to be running or jogging! Some ideas of exercise to get you thinking are:
Registrants can order VIP t-shirts, and all participants will receive fun, digital bling, motivational reminders to log activity, and will have an incomparable experience to physically challenge others from around the world. We'll also be giving out prizes at the end of the event for top fundraisers, biggest teams, and biggest cheerleaders!No activity completed before 2/01 counts towards this team challenge! Only mileage added before the challenge officially closes on February 28th at 23:59:59 EST will count in the leaderboards.
Founded in 2003, the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is an independent, Boston-based, globally focused 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.As part of our grassroots outreach campaign among local community members and research professionals, CISCRP works to spread awareness about clinical research and show appreciation for study volunteers, or Medical Heroes. One of the ways in which we honor and celebrate study volunteers is by hosting Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Run & Walk events.
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