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 or run a 10k route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.
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For more information on how to qualify for our 2014 fundraising incentives, please contact your Jingle Bell Run event director listed below.
Meet Our Youth Honoree
Mariska Oberg’s diagnosis of polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in 2005 came at the end of a long and hard process. She has had two to three yearly flare-ups since she was two years old. The doctors thought she had jumped off something unnoticed by her family. Her mom urges parents to be aware of their child’s symptoms, patterns and behaviors to aid in their child’s diagnosis.Read more about Mariska's story
Meet Our Medical Honoree
Northwestern Medicine deals primarily with the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Their practice of integrating clinical care with cutting-edge research in every area of rheumatology puts them shoulder-to-shoulder with the world’s most renowned hospitals.
Dr. Calvin Brown, Fellowship Director will serve as the Team Captain for the Northwestern Rheumatology Team for the 2014 Jingle Bell Run/Walk. “We are excited to participate and raise funds for the Chicago Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Secretly, some of us are hoping it snows like last year because we had quite a bit of fun with it,” said the team’s spokesperson. Read more about Northwestern Medicine
The Chicago Jingle Bell Run/Walk has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a CARA Certified Green Race. This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA’s Best Practices Guidelines. Read More...