Occupational Therapy Students Excel at the Second Annual Running for Parkinson's 5k and Mile Walk

Running for Parkinsons OT Students 2013-0406Posted: April 8, 2013

It wasn't quite a stampede, but the sight of 17 Gannon University Occupational Therapy students lining up for the Second Annual Running for Parkinson's 5k and Mile Walk was a pretty impressive sight.

So too was the awards ceremony where third-year student Kristen O'Brien was honored as the fastest woman runner overall in the  5k race and James Cicero, a fourth-year OT student, earned second place overall in men's 20-29 age group.

It was a great morning overall, and for a very good cause.  The event, held at Erie's Presque Isle State Park on April 6 in honor of National Parkinson's Awareness Month,  will benefit the research of  J. Timothy Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Congratulations to Kristen and James, and to all the OT students who showed Knight Pride on a sunny April morning.