Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Activities begin at 8 a.m.
Race begins at 9 a.m.
1600 1st Avenue S
|Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis!|
Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others!
Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.
We are happy to announce that our 2013 Jingle Bell Run/Walk was 5th in the Nation. We thank you again for your commitment and enthusiasm to our organization. We will continue to fight for a cure against this debilitating disease.
Name: Kayla Smeraglia
Phone: (205) 314-8440
This is Chloe, age 10, and she has arthritis. Yes, kids get arthritis too! Chloe was diagnosed with Systemic Juvenile Arthritis when she was only 6 years old. Systemic JA is no easy diagnosis to make! Chloe endured significant pain, and discomfort for 8 long months prior to a correct diagnosis, and treatment. After 4 years of treatment, Chloe has been well controlled with medications, and hopes to go into un-medicated remission soon! Our prayer is, one day soon a cure for JA will be discovered.
Chloe enjoys doing her part raising money to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. And, through projects like, popsicle stands, hot chocolate stands, and candy cane stands, she hopes to reach her goal of $1000! All money raised is donated to her Jingle Bell Run team “Chloe’s Cause”. Chloe participated in the 5k Jingle Bell Run last year, and finished, despite the pain in her feet, ankles, and knees. Only imagine what she could do in a world without arthritis! Please consider donating, or joining your favorite Jingle Bell Run team, to help Chloe, and the other 300,000 kids living with the pain of arthritis.