The 20th Team Parkinson 5K and Fun Run at Carnegie Center to Be Held on Saturday, September 21, 2019, in Princeton, NJ
KINGSTON, N.J., September 4, 2019—The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 20th Team Parkinson 5K and Fun Run at Carnegie Center will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 7:30 am, in 101 Carnegie Center Drive, in Princeton, NJ to raise vital funds for Parkinson’s disease research.
“For twenty years, our annual 5K road race has been a way for our community to come together and show support for those who are living with Parkinson’s disease and make a difference in the battle against Parkinson’s. Last year’s event raised over $100,000 in donations, and since our inception in 2000, we’ve raised over $1.2 million in donations in support of research for Parkinson’s disease,” stated Martin Tuchman, Chairman of The Parkinson Alliance.
This year’s race is expected to bring together hundreds of supporters to raise research dollars to support the development of new therapies and improve the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s disease.
“All runners, walkers, and teams are welcome to join our family-friendly race! With everyone’s continued support, this year’s event will bring us even closer to a cure,” stated Carol Walton, President & CEO of The Parkinson Alliance.
Our 5K race is sanctioned and certified by the USA Track & Field (USATF); we are a USATF-NJ: 500 point and New Balance Grand Prix event. Sign up for our competitively scored 5K race or join our one-mile fun run. Additional festivities include team photos, a Kids’ Zone, refreshments, race awards, and door prizes. Participants will have an opportunity to visit the Parkinson’s Information booth and meet with a movement disorders doctor, as well as our sponsors who will have educational information on Parkinson’s therapies and resources.
At the event, The Parkinson Alliance will present Boston Properties-Carnegie Center with the King Award for their support of the Parkinson’s disease community for over twenty years. Carnegie Center is a 560-acre master-planned office park located on Route One in Princeton, New Jersey and managed by Boston Properties. Carnegie Center has won multiple awards for its design and management including the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence and The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) award for suburban office parks from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). Carnegie Center offers its tenants unparalleled amenities both within the office park and in its immediate surrounding area.
“We are pleased to present this year’s King Award to Boston Properties-Carnegie Center. Our history with Boston Properties started even before the inception of our race at Carnegie Center. Over the years, the Boston Properties team at Carnegie Center has not only generously sponsored our annual 5K; they have also hosted us at their venue, partnered with us in planning and executing race day logistics, and supported our event with longstanding volunteers,” explained Carol Walton.
The King Award recognizes the dedication and commitment of an individual, group, or organization to the Parkinson’s disease community. Created in the memory of Joseph G. Fennelly, father of Jerry Fennelly who was our first race director, Joseph was a generous philanthropist and dedicated volunteer of The Parkinson Alliance. Previous recipients of the King Award include The Bank of Princeton, Borden Perlman, and Gail Ruderman.
2019 sponsors include 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 join us and for complete event information, visit our website www.RunForPD.org or call (800) 579-8440 to learn more.
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 $32 million in research since our founding.
Source The Parkinson Alliance