Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced the 2016 team of PPD Heroes, who share inspiring, personal stories of life-changing clinical research and will compete in the 2016 PPD® IRONMAN® North Carolina triathlon presented by New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Oct. 22.
PPD Heroes, who have overcome life-threatening illnesses with medical treatments developed in clinical research, help increase understanding of the importance of participation in clinical trials, a critical component of developing new medicines. PPD Heroes will share their motivating stories at the PPD Hero Awards, an invitation-only celebration at the company’s worldwide headquarters in Wilmington on Oct. 21.
The next day, they will compete alongside nearly 3,000 athletes from around the United States and the world in the inaugural PPD® IRONMAN® North Carolina triathlon presented by New Hanover Regional Medical Center or the PPD® IRONMAN® 70.3® North Carolina triathlon presented by New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
“We applaud the PPD Heroes for their perseverance and courage in overcoming serious illness and participating in this challenging triathlon, demonstrating, as the IRONMAN team says, that anything is possible,” said David Simmons, PPD’s chairman and CEO. “At PPD, we’re inspired by the PPD Heroes to achieve new heights in the conduct of clinical research to help our clients deliver medical breakthroughs that improve health for all the heroes in our lives.”
Introducing the 2016 PPD Heroes team:
The 2016 PPD IRONMAN North Carolina triathlon presented by New Hanover Regional Medical Center starts in Wrightsville Beach, winds through surrounding counties and ends in downtown Wilmington near PPD’s headquarters. The race features a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike course and a 26.2-mile run. The 2016 PPD IRONMAN 70.3North Carolina triathlon presented by New Hanover Regional Medical Center features a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike course and a 13.1-mile run.
The lineup of race week events also includes the inaugural New Hanover Regional Medical Center IRONKIDS North Carolina Fun Run presented by UnitedHealthcare. The race starts at 5 p.m. on Oct. 21, the day before the triathlon, at the Riverwalk downtown near PPD’s headquarters.
PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 46 countries and more than 17,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development to deliver life-changing therapies that improve health. For more information, visit www.ppdi.com.
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Last updated on: 26/09/2016
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