The 1st Annual Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run/Walk in Gwinnett is just around the corner. Register your team today by visiting www.jbrwgwinnett.org or by calling the local office at (678) 237-4458. This community event is a great way to kick off the holiday season by doing something fun to fight the nation’s leading cause of disability.
Volunteer organizers expect more than 500 runners and walkers to take part in the Rome event, and they aim to raise $55,000. The festivities begin when registration opens at 8:00am at Tribble Mill Park on December 1st.
Arthritis is much more widespread than imagined, affecting 50 million Americans, roughly one out of five adults, and approximately 300,000 children. In Georgia, more than 1.6 million adults and nearly 9,200 children have a doctor-diagnosed form of arthritis. 3-year-old Katherine, the 2012 Junior Honoree, is one of the local faces of this disease.
As the nation’s largest holiday run/walk event, the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis offers a five kilometer timed run. Statistics show that walking for 30 minutes regularly, can greatly reduce your risk for certain forms of arthritis. So sign up and join one of the nearly 150 Jingle Bell Run/Walks for Arthritis nationwide and spread some cheer by helping to prevent arthritis this holiday season.
Event Name: Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run/Walk Gwinnett
Event Date: December 1st
Event Location: Tribble Mill Park, Lawrenceville
Local Arthritis Foundation Contact: Pam McAdams, 678-237-4458
Honoree: Katherine, Age 3 (see attached bio)
Participant Goal: 500
Fundraising Goal: $55,000
Year of the first Jingle Bell Run/Walk in this Community: This is the first Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk Gwinnett
About the Event
Jingle Bell Run/Walk is the Arthritis Foundation’s annual holiday-themed running or walking event to raise awareness and funds to fight the nation’s leading cause of disability. Teams of families, friends, co-workers and individuals tie bells on their shoes and jingle through the streets.
Facts About Arthritis
Arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability.
Arthritis impacts more than 50 million adults and nearly 300,000 children in the U.S.
In Alabama, more than 1.2 million adults and nearly 5,000 children have a doctor-diagnosed form of arthritis.
There are more than 100 types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile arthritis.
Exercise can provide relief from pain, improve physical function and quality of life, and delay the onset of disability without worsening symptoms or the progression of the disease for some forms of arthritis.
About the Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the world’s largest private nonprofit funder of arthritis research, investing more than $450 million in strategic initiatives resulting in treatments that have given mobility back to countless patients. In addition to research funding the Arthritis Foundation fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis, and partners with individuals and families locally to provide empowering programs and information.