2014 Jingle Bell Run/Walk - Fargo, ND
Saturday, December 6, Courts Plus Fitness Center
|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 with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.
At the Event
* 5k run or 3k walk!
* Post event celebration with knoephla soup, refreshments, prizes and awards
* Prizes for best costume and most team spirit
* Awards for top 3 male & female finishers (no age categories)
* Adult Registration - $30
$5 increase after Sep. 21
* Youth Registration - $15
Applies to 12 and under
$5 increase on Nov.21
* Jingle in your Jammies - $25
Can't jingle with us, but still want to support the cause?<
You can still fundraise and we'll send you your shirt!
* 8:00 a.m. - Registration and T-shirt pick up
* 9:00 a.m. - Run/Walk Begins
* 9:45 a.m. - Post Event Celebration & Awards
Join us today to help kids with arthritis like Kenley, 11 years old from West Fargo.
"People often say that the third time is the charm. For Kenley, time three was anything but that. Her third autoimmune diagnosis occurred in December of 2013. After much doctoring due to a knee that was severely inflamed Kenley was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. This was after Kenley was already learning how to live with celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. It was clear from the beginning that she had no intention of letting arthritis slow her down.
For months she had her knee drained regularly with results that did not last beyond a couple weeks, unfortunately the initial medication did not make the difference we hoped. Eventually, the decision was made to add Humira via bi-weekly injections, thankfully this did the trick. We have seen amazing results and have noticed that the swelling has stayed at bay.
For a time the thought of dealing with yet another diagnosis brought a mix of emotions. At this moment we are choosing to believe that one of these will be taken off the table through a cure. Today we believe that cure will happen with arthritis, until that time Kenley refuses to allow this to slow her down. She continues to be an active eleven-year-old enjoying basketball, softball, tubing, paddle boarding, and running with friends. She has no intention of accepting that this diagnosis will remain in her future, she plans to do whatever is necessary to make it go away – forever. She’s young, but she’s brave!"