More than 750 people are expected to bring their holiday spirit to Sacramento on December 12, when they “jingle all the way” to Crocker Park for the Arthritis Foundation’s annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk event. The annual holiday-themed event will start at7:30am. Walkers and runners will don their most festive apparel – everything from bells on shoelaces to full holiday costumes. This 5K is sure to spread smiles, holiday cheer and a winning spirit.
Taking place in more than 100 cities across the country during the holiday season, the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis raises funds to support the Arthritis Foundation’s life-changing tools, resources, science and advocacy initiatives. The Foundation strives to help people live better while searching for a cure to the number one cause of disability in the United States, which affects more than 50 million Americans, or roughly one in five adults. Contrary to popular belief, arthritis is not an “old person’s” disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis that can seriously affect joints, muscles, internal organs and the eyes of people of all ages. In fact, two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children.
“Arthritis steals everyday joys and long-term dreams,” says Meagan Fulmer, chief development officer of the Arthritis Foundation. “It isolates and ostracizes. It diminishes quality of life and fills days with having to say ‘no’ to too many things. It doesn’t have to be this way. The Arthritis Foundation is in a unique place of authority and action, with the purpose of finding a cure and fighting for everyday victories. We are a Champion of Yes, and so are all Jingle Bell Run/Walk participants.”
For more information, visit www.jbr.org/sacramento. Use code: CFF for $5 off registration!