The 2016 Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run Breaks Fundraising Records with Over $110,000 Raised for The Parkinson Alliance
Kingston, N.J., November 14, 2016 — The 2016 Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run held in Princeton, NJ this fall raised a record-breaking total of over $110,000 for The Parkinson Alliance. The USATF-Certified and Sanctioned 5K race and one-mile fun run brought together close to 800 runners and over 50 teams to help raise funds for much needed Parkinson’s research that will help find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
After the race, participants were greeted with various family-friendly entertainment including a Parkinson’s Information booth, awards to runners, and presentation of the King Award to Gail Ruderman for her service and dedication to the Parkinson’s disease community. The Bucks County Road Runners presented The Parkinson Alliance with a donation in support of research.
The Parkinson Alliance credits the success of this year’s race to all our supporters. “We want to thank our runners, donors, and volunteers for helping us exceed our previous fundraising milestones—to our teams who fundraised by reaching out to friends and family for support. We are also grateful to over 50 sponsors who made our event possible, including our host Boston Properties. Witherspoon Media Group was the event’s media sponsor. In addition to our registered participants, so many more individuals came on race day to show their support,” described Carol Walton, CEO of The Parkinson Alliance.
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative, and neurological disorder that affects at least one million people in the U.S. Every year, approximately 60,000 individuals are diagnosed with Parkinson’s, which means that every nine minutes, someone is newly diagnosed.
“It is so important to unite and show support to individuals who are living with Parkinson’s disease today. Together, we can win the fight against Parkinson’s by helping to not only raise awareness about the disease, but also by raising funds to support research for better treatments and hopefully one day, a cure,” said Martin Tuchman, Chairman of The Parkinson Alliance.
Photos, videos, and race results from the Carnegie Center 5K can be viewed on our website.
The date is set for the 18th Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run. Please save the date and join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Supporters are encouraged to follow us on Facebook for event updates.
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.
Source The Parkinson Alliance