Carnegie Center 5K & Fun Run

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On Saturday, October 1st more than 300 runners, walkers and volunteers gathered in West Windsor, NJ, for the 6th annual Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease. The event benefit’s The Parkinson Alliance of Princeton and raised over $45,000—the largest event to date.

It was an early start, as young runners set off in the one mile Fun Run, while parents and adults tackled the 5K. All child winners received their own runner's trophy while the top men's winner, Michael Daigeaun, with a time of 16:22, and the top women's winner, Tamara Kladt, with a time of 19:13, walked away with a trophy and special prizes.

Prior to the 5K, Full Circle Family Massage & Healing Center gave stress reducing massages. The Honorable Rush Holt (D-12th) addressed the audience and talked about the progress and the importance of Parkinson’s research. After the race, enthusiastic volunteers served a spread of drinks, snacks, sandwiches and pizza for the runners to enjoy.

Congratulations to The Hyatt Regency Princeton on being awarded the “King Award” for their support and dedication of this event. This is a special award named after Joseph G. Fennelly for his love of the sport and being a generous philanthropist and long time volunteer. He was an icon in the community as one who cared and wanted to help the cause.

Commercial real estate broker and Race Director Jerry Fennelly, his wife Nancy, and generous corporate sponsors like Yardville National Bank, Interpool, Tyco, Boston Properties, GE Healthcare, Kyowa Pharmaceutical, NRG Energy, Residence Inn at Carnegie Center and Washington Group International helped to make this event another great success. “This gets us one step closer to the cure,” says Carol Walton, Executive Director of The Parkinson Alliance.

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