Man completes 1,000-mile run for Parkinson's research

James Mangini
James Mangini

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The man who left Charleston in early May to embark on a 1,000-mile marathon journey to raise money for Parkinson's disease research has completed his journey.

James Mangini, a Charleston Southern University graduate, reached New York City after running 33 miles a day up the east coast.

Mangini, a former sergeant with the United States Army, says both his grandfather and great-grandfather had Parkinson's disease and now he's starting to show some signs of the disease.

"I've come to find out, that's there not much awareness about Parkinson's and even though some communities have heard about it, they are not aware of the debilitating effects and there is no cure currently," Mangini said.

On Thursday, Mangini presented a $10,000 check to the director of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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