2021 Jingle Bell Run Honorees


Molly Rittberg
Freedom Physical Therapy
Medical Honoree

Molly Rittberg is thrilled to be this year's Jingle Bell Run Medical Honoree! She received her master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to receive her doctorate from Rosalind Franklin University in 2009. She has a wide variety of experiences including lower extremity injuries, arthritis management, spinal rehabilitation, and peripheral neuropathies. Molly uses her hands-on approach to customize patient therapies. She has helped create, implement, and treat patients in the Freedom2Function PICS (Post Intensive Care Syndrome) program, becoming trained to assess and implement respiratory training devices to improve respiratory function in those recovering from illness. 

Support Molly on her personal fundraising page.


Natalie Decker
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adult Honoree

Natalie Decker, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis that began as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) at birth, is excited to co-captain the M.A.S.H. Candy Canes team along with the Camp M.A.S.H. Camp Director, Stephanie Block. Together they have a goal to raise $15,000 towards the $35,000 event goal. Natalie’s thrilled to be an honoree of this year’s Jingle Bell Run.

“I hope that by sharing my arthritis journey with others, that I can inspire others to follow their dreams like I did.” - Natalie Decker

Support the M.A.S.H Candy Canes on their team fundraising page.


Joshua Dahlen
Polyarticular Juvenile Arthritis
Child Honoree

Josh is 12 years old and lives in Franklin. His parents first realized he had arthritis when he was 3 years old and couldn’t put weight on his leg getting out of bed. He was diagnosed with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (poly JIA) after many of his joints were swollen and hurt. Josh says, "over the years, I have had many joint injections to relieve the swelling and pain, different medications including shots, and other tests and procedures to understand what’s going on with my body. I now go to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin once a month for an IV infusion. It has been my Superman drug!"

Support Josh on his personal fundraising page.