This year Eugene Marathon is partnering with the University of Oregon's Warsaw Sports Marketing Center to continue the cause of their "Jog for Jim 5K" - Outpacing Parkinson's, so a portion of my entry fee goes directly to this organization. One more great reason to get involved! The "Jog for Jim 5K" is a separate race happening on May 17th of which all the proceeds are donated to the Michael J Fox Foundation to help find a cure for Parkinson's Disease.
For more information about these events check out these websites:
Eugene Marathon http://www.eugenemarathon.com/
Jog for Jim 5K http://www.warsawcenter.com/jogforjim/index.html
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research http://www.michaeljfox.org/