The 20th Team Parkinson 5K & Fun Run at Carnegie Center Raised Over $97,000 in Support of Parkinson’s Disease Research
KINGSTON, N.J., November 26, 2019—The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 20th Team Parkinson 5K & Fun Run at Carnegie Center, held on Saturday, September 21, 2019, in Princeton, NJ, raised over $97,000 in support of Parkinson’s disease research and brought together over 600 registered runners. As a result of this year’s event, we’ve raised over $1.3 million in donations since our inception in 2000.
Runners participated in the competitively scored 5K race, which is sanctioned and certified by the USA Track & Field or joined the one-mile fun run. There were various family-friendly activities and a Parkinson’s Information booth where participants had the opportunity to meet with a movement disorders specialist, as well as our sponsors who provided educational information on Parkinson’s therapies and resources.
Race highlights included a presentation of awards. Top individuals and teams received race awards and medals. The Bucks County Road Runners presented The Parkinson Alliance with a generous donation in support of research from a percentage of proceeds from their Looney Leprechaun Trail Races and annual Thanksgiving race. The King Award, created in memory of Joseph G. Fennelly, a generous philanthropist and dedicated volunteer of The Parkinson Alliance, was presented to Boston Properties-Carnegie Center for their support of the Parkinson’s disease community for over twenty years. Jerry Fennelly, our first race director and son of Joseph G. Fennelly, assisted in the presentation of the award. Mark Hockenjos, who has also served as our race director and is Vice President of Property Management at Boston Properties, received the award.
“Our event is more than a race but also an opportunity to come together and make a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. We are especially thankful for our supporters who have been with us since the first race when it was then called Carnegie Center 5K and One-Mile Fun Run for The Parkinson Alliance. The commitment and support of our runners, walkers, teams, donors, volunteers, and sponsors are constant every year and enable us to fund important research into Parkinson’s disease. We can’t thank everyone enough for running with us for two decades,” explained Carol Walton, President & CEO.
Forty-three sponsors supported this year’s event, including Berkshire Bank, Taiho Oncology, Borden Perlman, Boston Properties, NRG Energy, Palumbo Associates, Sunovion, and The Bank of Princeton. In-kind sponsors include All Clean Building Services, Allied Universal, Americorp, BrightView, Corner Bakery Café, Massage Envy, Starbucks, and Witherspoon Media Group.
To view event photos, please visit our website.
Please save the date and join us for the 21st Team Parkinson 5K & Fun Run at Carnegie Center on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Stay tuned on our website at parkinsonalliance.org or call us at 800-579-8440 for any questions.
About The Parkinson Alliance
The mission of The Parkinson Alliance is to raise funds for research to end Parkinson’s disease, support the development of new therapies, and improve the quality of life for those living with the disease through patient-centered research and resources. The Parkinson Alliance stands as the umbrella organization for the Parkinson’s Unity Walk, Team Parkinson, and other fundraising events held around the country. Taken together, we have funded over $30 million in research since our founding.
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