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The 19th Team Parkinson 5K & Fun Run at Carnegie Center Raised Over $100,000 in Support of Parkinson’s Disease Research

The 19th Team Parkinson 5K & Fun Run at Carnegie Center Raised Over $100,000 in Support of Parkinson’s Disease Research

KINGSTON, N.J., October 29, 2018—The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 19th Team Parkinson 5K & Fun Run at Carnegie Center, held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, in Princeton, NJ, raised over $100,000 in support of Parkinson’s disease research. The annual 5K road race which is sanctioned and certified by the USA Track & Field brought together close to 600 runners and nearly 50 teams to help eradicate Parkinson’s disease.

Event proceeds will support research into Parkinson’s disease. “Thanks to our supporters, we are pleased to say that this is the fourth year that donations received by our race exceeded over $100,000, and the support given by our sponsors exceeded last year’s event. Since the inception of our race, we have raised over $1.2 million in donations to support research into Parkinson’s disease,” stated Martin Tuchman, Chairman of The Parkinson Alliance.

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and degenerative neurological disorder that affects at least one million people in the U.S., and approximately 60,000 cases are newly diagnosed each year. “Formerly called the Carnegie Center 5K for The Parkinson Alliance, this year’s event took place as one of our Team Parkinson events. Every supporter is important in the fight against Parkinson’s disease, and we can’t thank everyone enough for being part of Team Parkinson. We want to acknowledge each runner, donor, sponsor, and volunteer who contributed to the success of this year’s race,” remarked Carol Walton, CEO of The Parkinson Alliance.

At the race, runners participated in the competitively scored 5K race 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. 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. The King Award, created in memory of Joseph G. Fennelly, a generous philanthropist and long term volunteer of The Parkinson Alliance, was awarded to The Bank of Princeton in recognition of their dedication and commitment to the Parkinson’s disease community.

This year’s event was supported by 51 sponsors, including Boston Properties who was also our event host, Berkshire Bank, Taiho Oncology, Abbott, Borden Perlman, NRG Energy, Palumbo Associates, Sunovion, and The Bank of Princeton. In-kind sponsors included All Clean Building Services, Allied Universal, Americorp, Bravo! Building Services, Corner Bakery Café, Eurest, Fast Signs of Lawrenceville, Massage Envy, Rita’s Water Ice, Starbucks, and Witherspoon Media Group.

Photos can be viewed on our website.

The date is set for the 20th Team Parkinson 5K & Fun Run at Carnegie Center 5K. Please save the date and join us for next year’s event on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

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.

Contact

Debbie Ayers
Event Manager
The Parkinson Alliance
(800) 579-8440
info@parkinsonalliance.org
www.parkinsonalliance.org

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