West Long Branch, NJ - Monmouth University’s 3rd Annual Global Understanding 5K was held on campus on Friday, April 6, 2012 to benefit pediatric brain tumor research through The Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF). With close to 100 participants, it was the largest turnout for this event to date.  The event raised $1,500.

David Wong was the first man to finish in 19:07 and Monmouth University student Jenna Intersimone was the first female to finish with a time of 21:25.'

Photo from left to right -  first row, Men’s Silver medal winner Tyler McCue; Women’s Silver medal winner Jennifer Stolte; Women’s gold medal winner Jenna Intersimone; Men’s Gold medal winner David Wong. Back row, Men’s Bronze medal winner Mike Fantini.  (Not pictured is Women’s bronze medal winner Kelsey Kurrie.)

Kristen Gillette, founder and president of The Kortney Rose Foundation said, “We are so grateful to the Monmouth campus community, and beyond, for their support of this event to Help Get Brain Tumors Off Kids’ Minds.”

The 5K event caps off the Global Understanding Convention which is a week full of events open to the campus and the public, which brings light to global events. This year’s convention was titled “Freedom, Sustainability, and Security: Creating Interconnected and Inclusive Communities.”