The Parkinson Alliance Announces Annual 5K and Fun Run at Carnegie Center Will Take Place on Saturday, September 22, 2018, in Princeton, NJ
Event formerly known as Carnegie Center 5K will now be called Team Parkinson 5K at Carnegie Center aligning more closely with Parent Organization, The Parkinson Alliance.
KINGSTON, N.J., August 22, 2018—The Parkinson Alliance announces today that the Team Parkinson 5K and Fun Run at Carnegie Center will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 101 Carnegie Center Drive, in Princeton, NJ. The annual 5K road race of The Parkinson Alliance is sanctioned and certified by the USA Track & Field and is expected to bring together hundreds of supporters to help raise much-needed funds for Parkinson’s disease research.
Formerly called the Carnegie Center 5K and One-Mile Fun Run for The Parkinson Alliance, this year’s event will take place under a new name. “Earlier this year, The Parkinson Alliance launched a new look to make it clear that we are the parent organization for the Parkinson’s Unity Walk and our Team Parkinson events. We are excited to include Team Parkinson to the name of our annual 5K and Fun Run here in Princeton, NJ,” 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. “Our annual family-friendly race is a way for our community to come together and show support for those who are living with Parkinson’s disease,” said Carol Walton, CEO of The Parkinson Alliance. “While we have a new name this year, it is the 19th year of the race, and it is still the same event. We encourage you to sign up for our competitively scored 5K race or join our one-mile fun run and enjoy additional festivities. There will be team photos, a Kids’ Zone, refreshments, race awards, and door prizes. 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,” added Walton.
Last year’s 5K raised over $100,000 in donations, and since the inception of our race, we have raised over $1.1 million in donations in support of research into Parkinson’s disease.
At the event, The Parkinson Alliance will present The Bank of Princeton with the King Award for their support of the Parkinson’s disease community over the years. The Bank of Princeton has not only sponsored our annual 5K for over a decade but has also sponsored additional fundraisers of The Parkinson Alliance in support of advancing Parkinson’s disease research. The King Award recognizes a group’s or an individual’s dedication and commitment to the Parkinson’s disease community, was created in memory of Joseph G. Fennelly, a generous philanthropist and long-term volunteer of The Parkinson Alliance, and is presented annually by The Parkinson Alliance at our annual 5K and Fun Run. The Parkinson Alliance is proud to be one of the hundreds of organizations The Bank of Princeton has partnered with to help the community grow and make a difference. Founded in Princeton, New Jersey in 2007, The Bank of Princeton is a New Jersey state-chartered commercial bank with ten branches in New Jersey, including three in Princeton and others in Hamilton, Pennington, Montgomery, Monroe Township, Lambertville, New Brunswick, Lawrenceville and three branches operating under the MoreBank name in the Philadelphia area.
To date, 50 sponsors support this year’s event, including Boston Properties who is also our event host, Berkshire Bank, Taiho Oncology, Abbott, Borden Perlman, NRG Energy, Palumbo Associates, Sunovion, and The Bank of Princeton. In-kind sponsors include All Clean Building Services, Allied Universal, Bravo! Building Services, Corner Bakery Café, Eurest, Fast Signs of Lawrenceville, Massage Envy, Rita’s Water Ice, Starbucks, and Witherspoon Media Group.
To join us, 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 $30 million in research since our founding.
Source The Parkinson Alliance