Running the Carlton Daze 5K to help fight the progression of Parkinson’s

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Jack Johnson has run the Carlton Daze 5K many times. “I really enjoy this one more than most,” he told us.”

But this one is going to be extra special, as it’s his comeback run.

The Midway Township man was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease two years ago, and hadn’t been running.

But his daughter Amy has helped him with his training, and he’s going for it.

“I placed in my 50s, and my 60s. And my bucket list was to place in my 70s. Now I’m just trying to finish it,” he told us.

Johnson explained, “With Parkinson’s, the more you keep exercising, the better it is and easier for yourself. But it’s not easy to run.”

Amy and ten others will be joining him. “He’s a very determined person, and he has inspired all of us in the family to follow our goals,” she said. “We hope others will see this and feel the same.”

The race kicks off Carlton Daze. It starts at 7pm at the Four Seasons Arena.