14th Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run to Raise Funds and Awareness for Parkinson’s Research Will be Held on September 28th in Princeton’s Carnegie Center

Central Jersey residents and businesses unite to support the Parkinson’s disease community

(Kingston, NJ, September 4, 2013) — The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 14th Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run (CC5K) will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, in Princeton’s Carnegie Center.  In addition to a USATF certified 5K, there will be a one mile fun run and activities for the whole family.  Event proceeds will go to Parkinson’s research.

According to the Chairman of The Parkinson Alliance, Martin Tuchman, “Our 5K is unique because it brings together runners, walkers, friends and families, as well as corporate teams to raise awareness and funding to support research for better treatments and hopefully one day, a cure.”

“This is the event to join if you are around the Princeton area and looking for a way to take action with the Parkinson’s community,” states Carol Walton, CEO of The Parkinson Alliance.

Held annually in the fall, the CC5K offers multiple ways to participate.  While the 5K road race is the main attraction, participants also attend for the fun run and post-race activities which include moon bounces, face painting, refreshments, door prizes, a DJ, and presentation of race awards to top 5K runners and teams.  

“Boston Properties is pleased to serve as a sponsor and host the Carnegie Center 5K each year to benefit The Parkinson Alliance,” states John Brandbergh, Senior Vice President of Leasing at Boston Properties.  Brandbergh also said, “Seeing Carnegie Center filled with hundreds of runners, young children to adults, is a satisfying sight, especially knowing that the funds raised will go to Parkinson’s research.”

In 2012, over 700 registered runners (ranging in age from five to 81 years), with the help of donations from corporate sponsors, raised over $76,000.  To date, 41 sponsors are on board to support the 2013 CC5K. 

Another highlight of the day’s activities will include the presentation of the King Award, created in memory of Joseph G. Fennelly, a generous philanthropist and long term volunteer of The Parkinson Alliance, in recognition of a sponsor’s dedication and commitment to the Parkinson’s community.  The 2013 King Award will be presented to Residence Inn by Marriott, Princeton @ Carnegie Center, and owner of the hotel, Scott Landis, Principal of The Landis Group.  The Residence Inn by Marriott, Princeton @ Carnegie Center, is an upscale, extended stay hotel, situated in the Carnegie Center area of Route 1.  
Register and donate at www.cc5k13.kintera.org.  Also follow event updates using the hash tag #cc5K.  

About The Parkinson Alliance
The Parkinson Alliance is a national non-profit organization, dedicated to raising funds to help finance the most promising research to find the cause and cure for Parkinson’s disease, and is the umbrella organization for the Parkinson’s Unity Walk, Team Parkinson and www.dbs4pd.org.  Visit The Parkinson Alliance on wwww.parkinsonalliance.org for more information.  Stay connected on Facebook and Twitter.  

About Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60.  It is estimated that more than one million people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson’s disease, and 60,000 new cases – one every nine minutes – are diagnosed each year.  Recent research indicates that there are more than five million people worldwide living with Parkinson’s disease.  The cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown, and while there is no cure, there are treatment options including medication and surgery, to help manage symptoms.

Helaine Isaacs
Event Director
The Parkinson Alliance

Source of Press Release
The Parkinson Alliance