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 fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5k route or participate in the 1m fun walk with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.
Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser
Monday, November 18 – starts at 4pm
1290 N Kinzie Ave, Bradley, IL
Bring in this flyer (click here) and 10% of your total food purchases will go to the Arthritis Foundation! Come with friends and family and come hungry!
Meet Our Youth Honoree
Avry Gray was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatiod arthritis (JRA) in 2011, when she was just five years old. Following her diagnosis she had a really rough time. Avry had to endure steroid injections, (three to date) and a series of medications to find out which one worked best for her. Her mom, Jessica Gray feels lucky that Avry is able to tolerate the oral medication Methotrexate, and does not have to have repeated injections.Read Avry's Story
Meet Lori Weedon
Jingle Bell Run/Walk Honoree
Although Lori has a touch of arthritis in her knee, she has not been formally diagnosed with the disease. This has not stopped her from giving her all for those who do suffer from arthritis.
Lori has been involved with the Jingle Bell Run/Walk (JBR) since 2005. She has taught physical education and health classes for the past 25 years at Manteno CUSD #5; and it was one of her students that convinced her to get involved when they asked if they could form a team for JBR. After their inaugural year, and through 2013, Manteno High School (MHS) students have placed either first or second in the high school’s competition for bringing the most participants and race volunteers! Read more of Lori's story
Meet Our Medical Honoree
Presence St. Mary’s Hospital
Presence St. Mary’s, originally known as the Emergency Hospital was opened in March 1897 by the Sister Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary. In 1925, it was re-named St. Mary’s Hospital. In 1997, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary combined with the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart and Sisters of Mercy of Americas to form Provena Health and the hospital name changed to Provena St. Mary’s Hospital. This merger allowed the hospital to expand its services and increase the level of complete health care. In 2011, Provena Health merged with the Resurrection Health Care system to form what it is now called Presence Health. This merger changed the hospital name to Presence St. Mary's Hospital.Read St. Mary's Story
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For more information on how to qualify for our 2013 fundraising incentives, please contact your Jingle Bell Run event director listed below.
Spring Break – DC style!
Raise money for Jingle Bell Run and we’ll help you attend the 2014 Advocacy Summit! Here’s your chance to visit Washington DC, March 24 – 26th 2014, and meet with your legislators! Click “here
” for more information.