2015 Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run for The Parkinson Alliance Raised Over $95,000 in Support of Parkinson’s Research

(Kingston, NJ, November 5, 2015)  The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 2015 Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run, held last September 26th in Princeton, NJ, raised over $95,000 and net proceeds will go to Parkinson’s disease research.  In addition to raising funds for much needed research, the race brought together runners and supporters to help find a cure for Parkinson’s disease research.  

“While our annual road race offers a 5K course that is sanctioned by the USA Track & Field (USATF) and a one mile fun run, it is more than a run/walk.  Our race unites the Central Jersey community to raise awareness and funding to support research for better treatments and hopefully one day, a cure,” explains Martin Tuchman, the Chairman of The Parkinson Alliance.

Carol Walton, Chief Executive Officer of The Parkinson Alliance, adds that, “We attribute the success of our 16th race to runners who enlisted their family and friends to participate in our event and fundraise for Parkinson’s research.  Our event is also supported by corporate teams, as well as volunteers who make our event possible.  We are thankful to our generous sponsors who allow for net proceeds to go to research.”  The 2015 race was supported by 51 sponsors, including Boston Properties who serves as the host of our event.

On the day of the race, The Parkinson Alliance presented the Bucks County Roadrunners Club with the King Award, for their longstanding support of the event.  In addition to their passion for running, BCRR participates in this race as a way of supporting several members of their club who are living with Parkinson’s disease and yet, continue to run.  The King Award recognizes a group’s dedication and commitment to the Parkinson’s community and was created in memory of Joseph G. Fennelly, a generous philanthropist and long term volunteer of The Parkinson Alliance.

Photos, videos and race results from the 2015 Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run are posted on the event website.

The date is set for the 17th Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run; it will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  For event updates, supporters are encouraged to follow the Carnegie Center 5K on Facebook.

To learn more about The Parkinson Alliance and its work to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s research, visit our website.