AMCP Foundation Holds Successful Giving Campaigns to Support Future Research, Help LowIncome Residents in Denver
Alexandria, Va., April 28, 2017 — The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Foundation fulfilled a significant part of its philanthropic mission last month with two successful giving campaigns: a 5K for the Future run/walk that raised funds to help support future education and research on improving the U.S. health care system, and a charitable drive that collected 534 pairs of socks for lowincome and homeless individuals in Denver, Colorado. The events took place at the AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting, March 2730, in Denver. The 2017 race attracted 290 registrants, including an alltime high of 11 teams and the AMCP Foundation’s first “SleepIn for the Future.” Individual winners were Jim Musick and Amanda Wagner with first place for fastest man and woman. Team Alkermes and Team Johnson & Johnson tied for fastest team, while Team Impax was recognized for the most team spirit and Team Alkermes continued dominating as the team with the most participants. A complete list of race results is available online. “Our perennially popular 5K for the Future is eagerly anticipated by AMCP members and attendees each spring,” said Paula J. Eichenbrenner, CAE,
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Executive Director of the AMCP Foundation. “High five to our funding partners, which prioritize wellness in their corporate credos: Alkermes, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, and Amgen.” Funds raised through the 5K and other wellness activities, such as Sunrise Yoga, support the AMCP Foundation mission. Recent initiatives include the Foundation’s 2016 symposium on challenges of managing opioid medication pain therapy, and the “Ahead of the Curve” research project that assessed the effects of emerging trends on health care delivery and managed care pharmacy practices. Also in Denver, the Foundation’s “Knock Your Socks Off” drive gathered pairs of brandnew adult and children’s socks from Annual Meeting attendees. 534 pairs of socks were presented to local agency Metro Volunteers, which in turn distributed the clothing to The Action Center; Clothes to Kids; Denver Rescue Mission; A Precious Child; and Family Tree. This is the second time the Foundation organized a sock collection for a local community during a national AMCP meeting. “We are proud of our giving tradition,” Eichenbrenner said. “The sock drive has become an important part of the Foundation’s strategic initiative around outreach and community relations.” For more information on the AMCP Foundation, please visit www.amcpfoundation.org. About the AMCP Foundation Established in 1990, the 501(c)3 nonprofit AMCP Foundation exists to advance collective knowledge and insights on major issues associated with the practice of pharmacy in managed health care settings. By facilitating innovative research initiatives and providing educational opportunities to learn about managed care pharmacy, the AMCP Foundation invests in the future of managed care. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.