Team Parkinson Raised Over $113,000 at the 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon and LA BIG 5K in Support of Parkinson’s Disease Research

KINGSTON, N.J., May 18, 2017/ -- The Parkinson Alliance announced today that Team Parkinson raised over $113,000 for our participation in the 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon as well as the LA BIG 5K. Held last March in Los Angeles, California, our team of runners participated in various races offered by the Los Angeles Marathon to help raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease and to help raise research dollars into the disease. Proceeds raised by Team Parkinson will go in support of Parkinson’s disease research.

“To get to a cure, we need more research into Parkinson’s disease, and with this comes a critical need to fund it. By participating as an official charity in races offered by the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, together our team members not only train hard and complete their races—together, we raise research dollars to help fund important research into Parkinson’s disease,” commented Carol Walton, CEO of The Parkinson Alliance.

“We can't thank all our participants and donors enough. It was a successful race for Team Parkinson at the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon because of everyone’s support. The spirit that everyone showed during race weekend was unbreakable! Thank you to everyone who ran or walked in the 5K, 2-Person Charity Relay or Marathon; everyone who donated; and those who cheered and supported us in so many ways,” explained Edna Ball and John Ball, Co-Chairs of Team Parkinson.

Team Parkinson is already looking forward to next year’s races offered by the Los Angeles Marathon, to be held on March 18, 2018. More information about Team Parkinson can be found by visiting our website at

About The Parkinson Alliance and Team Parkinson

The Parkinson Alliance is a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for Parkinson’s disease research and since 2000, Team Parkinson has been an event of The Parkinson Alliance. Team Parkinson was formed to raise awareness regarding the impact of Parkinson's disease, empower people living with the disease to take charge of their lives through exercise, and raise money to support the research required to find the cure. Under the guidance of The Parkinson Alliance, Team Parkinson proudly guarantees that 100% of all net proceeds go directly to Parkinson's disease research.

Carol Walton
The Parkinson Alliance


The Parkinson Alliance