The 18th Carnegie Center 5K and One-Mile Fun Run for The Parkinson Alliance Raised Over $100,000 in Support of Parkinsonís Disease Research

 

KINGSTON, N.J., October 30, 2017—The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 18th Carnegie Center 5K and One-Mile Fun Run for The Parkinson Alliance, which took place on Saturday, September 23, 2017, in Princeton, NJ, raised over $100,000 in donations in support of Parkinson’s disease research. Our annual 5K road race which is sanctioned and certified by the USA Track & Field, brought together over 700 runners and over 40 teams to raise awareness and funds for much-needed Parkinson’s disease research.

“It is so important to unite and show our support for those who are living with Parkinson’s disease today. Thanks to the commitment of our supporters to help us raise funds for research into Parkinson’s disease, we are pleased to say that support from our sponsors exceeded last year, and this is the third year that donations received by our race, exceeded over $100,000. Since the inception of our race, we have raised over $1.1 million in donations for 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. “Every supporter is important in the fight against Parkinson’s, and we want to acknowledge every one of our runners and walkers, donors, sponsors, and volunteers 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 had educational information on Parkinson’s therapies and resources. Top individuals and teams received race awards. Borden Perlman received the King Award for their support of the Parkinson’s disease community over the years. The King Award is presented annually by The Parkinson Alliance at the Carnegie Center 5K to recognize a group’s or an individual’s dedication and commitment to the Parkinson’s disease community. The Bucks County Road Runners presented The Parkinson Alliance with a generous donation in support of research.

This year’s event was supported by close to 50 sponsors, including Boston Properties, our event host, Berkshire Bank, Taiho Oncology, Abbott, Borden Perlman, Medtronic, NRG Energy, and Palumbo Associates. In-kind sponsors included Corner Bakery Café, Eurest, Fast Signs of Lawrenceville, Massage Envy, Rita’s Water Ice, Starbucks, and Witherspoon Media Group.

Photos and race results from the Carnegie Center 5K can be viewed on our website.

The date is set for the 19th Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run. Please save the date and join us on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

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. 

Contact
Helaine Isaacs
Event Director
The Parkinson Alliance
800-579-8440
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