Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run0
Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run Calls Westchester to Raise Awareness for the No. 1 Cause of Disability Arthritis
More than 54 Million Americans live with arthritis including 7 million people in in the Northeast Region
Westchester – The 2018 Jingle Bell Run for arthritis is bringing holiday cheer to Westchester on Saturday, December 8th with the goal of raising $129,150 this year. As over a thousand people gather at Purchase College to join the movement to conquer arthritis, this annual, holiday-themed 5K run, or optional one-mile walk, encourages participants to dress in festive costumes and get moving to raise awareness and funds to cure America’s #1 cause of disability.
Taking place in more than 100 cities nationwide, the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run benefits the more than 54 million Americans (1 in 4 adults), including 300,000 children (1 in every 250), living with arthritis every day. From funding cutting-edge research for new treatments and ultimately a cure to advocating for health care access, the Arthritis Foundation helps those living with arthritis score everyday victories, one step at a time.
“Jingle Bell Run is as annual tradition in Westchester and known nationally as the original festive race for charity,” said Jaclyn Renner, Development Director. “Our honorees and volunteers are what make this event successful and memorable every year, and this year we’re humbled to honor Margaret Carey and Avery Etman who are true Arthritis Warriors and continually commit their time to raising awareness and funds for our cause.”
The Jingle Bell Run is nationally sponsored by AbbVie, CVS Specialty and Cheribundi. To learn more and register for the Westchester event, visit www.jbr.org/Westchester , or contact the Arthritis Foundation at 917-794-2638.
About the Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. The Arthritis Foundation’s goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure. The Foundation also publishes Arthritis Today, the award-winning magazine that reaches 4 million readers per issue.