Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis raises funds for a cure

TOLEDO – The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis steps off on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. at The Shops at Fallen Timbers. Day-of registration and festivities begin at 7:45 a.m.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk for competitive and non-competitive runners and walkers with optional 1 mile walk and 100 meter dash kid’s run. All proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region. An estimated 500 participants are expected to attend the holiday-themed event.

More than 50 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis and the disease impacts the daily activities of 23 million people – roughly one in 10 adults in the U.S. Events such as the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis bring the community together to raise funds to fight and cure arthritis.

The Toledo Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is expected to raise $37,000 to support local Arthritis Foundation priorities that improve the lives of people with arthritis. More than 4.8 million people of all ages in Ohio have been diagnosed.

This signature Arthritis Foundation event – voted one of the nation’s “Most Incredible Themed Races” in 2012 – is sponsored by Janssen, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, HCR ManorCare, Heartland, Dave’s Running, Hinkle’s Packaging, Marcos and other Toledo community partners.

Advil, Abbvie, Ferring, and Massage Envy are national Jingle Bell Run sponsors.

Register online at www.jbr.org/toledo or call 614-503-5591 or email acoeseymour@arthritis.org for more information