15th Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run to Take Place on September 27 in Princeton`s Carnegie Center


5K and Fun Run to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's research

KINGSTON, N.J., September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 15th Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run (CC5K) will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014, in Princeton’s Carnegie Center.  The CC5K fundraiser offers a 5K race sanctioned by the USA Track & Field (USATF), a one mile fun run, and unites the Central Jersey community to raise funds and awareness to support Parkinson’s research. 

“At our CC5K, family and friends, as well as corporate teams come together to raise awareness and funding to support research for better treatments and hopefully one day, a cure,” explains Martin Tuchman, the Chairman of The Parkinson Alliance.

Carol Walton, CEO of The Parkinson Alliance adds that, “If you’re looking for a run/walk in the Princeton area that supports the Parkinson’s community—this is the event to join.”  The 5K road race is the main attraction and participants can also join the fun run.  Additional race festivities include activities for kids, refreshments, door prizes, and awards to top runners and teams. 

Team “For the Love of Lulu” is one of the event’s longstanding supporters; they have participated in the CC5K for the past 14 years and will be receiving the King Award on Race Day.  The King Award recognizes a group’s dedication and commitment to the Parkinson’s community and was created in memory of Joseph G. Fennelly, a generous philanthropist and long term volunteer of The Parkinson Alliance.

Sponsors allow event proceeds to go to research.  To date, the 2014 CC5K is supported by 44 sponsors, including Boston Properties who has served as the host of the Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run since the event’s inception.

To register to run/walk and donate, visit www.cc5k14.kintera.org or call 800-579-8440.

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

About Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects over one million people in the U.S. where approximately 60,000 new cases of Parkinson's are diagnosed each year.

Helaine Isaacs
Event Director
The Parkinson Alliance

The Parkinson Alliance