2013 Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run Raised Over $88K for The Parkinson Alliance Thanks to Support Received from the Community

In addition to raising awareness, event proceeds go to Parkinson’s disease research

(Kingston, NJ, November 11, 2013)  Held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, the 14th annual Carnegie Center 5K (CC5K) and One Mile Fun Run brought together over 825 registered runners and walkers and raised over $88,000—net proceeds will go Parkinson’s research. 

Runners, walkers, teams made up of friends and families, as well as corporate teams, came together to raise awareness and funding to support research for better treatments and hopefully one day, a cure. 

This is the most successful CC5K for The Parkinson Alliance, exemplified by this year’s record breaking total number of participants and funds raised. The organization attributes the event’s success to support it received from the community.

“While we are so thankful for an increase in number of registered runners and donations received, we also want to thank additional supporters who came to cheer on their loved ones who were running, volunteers, and our sponsors, especially Boston Properties, our host,” noted Carol Walton, Chief Executive Officer of The Parkinson Alliance. Walton adds that, “We had donors from over 20 states, which really shows that we are raising awareness about Parkinson’s, way beyond Central Jersey.”It was a perfect fall day to run in the competitive 5K course and one mile fun run. Post-race festivities were oriented towards the whole family. The event offered moon bounces, face painting, a DJ, refreshments, door prizes, and awards to top teams and individuals based on their age group. 

The 2013 King Award was presented to Residence Inn by Marriott, Princeton @ Carnegie Center, and owner of the hotel, Scott Landis, Principal of The Landis Group. Named after the late Joseph G. Fennelly, who was a generous philanthropist and long term volunteer of The Parkinson Alliance, the King Award recognizes a sponsor’s dedication and commitment to the Parkinson’s community.

There is no other Parkinson’s oriented event like the CC5K in the area of Princeton, as it continues to unite residents and businesses to work together to raise funds for Parkinson’s research. While the main event attraction is a USATF-NJ certified 5K race, the fundraiser draws additional participants to run because of their connection to the Parkinson’s community, either because they are living with Parkinson’s, or because they want to support, honor, or remember a loved one who has been touched by the disease. It also continues to be family friendly—2013 registered runners ranged from age 3 to 90 years.

The date is set for the 2014 Carnegie Center 5K, it will be held on Saturday, September 27. Interested runners, walkers, and additional supporters are encouraged to sign up for email alerts on parkinsonalliance.org for the latest updates about the 15th annual CC5K.

To learn more about research funded by The Parkinson Alliance, click here.

Additional Information
2013 Photos
Official 2013 CC5K Race Results
All Time CC5K Top Ten Runners