2018 Jingle Bell Run Honorees


Ben Bengtson
Clinic Manager, St. Luke's
Corporate Chair

Ben is currently a clinic manager with St. Luke’s and for the past 3+ years has overseen operations for the Miller Creek and Lester River Medical Clinics. Prior to St. Luke’s, he worked in retail management with Target for 5+ years. Ben is actively involved with the Arthritis Foundation through the Jingle Bell Run, and is also on the executive board of the Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth since January of 2017.

He grew up in the small Northern town of Warroad, MN, but now resides in Hermantown with his wife of 9 years, Amanda, and their 5 year old Olde English Bulldog, Nova. They are expecting their first child, a son, in early October. Ben and his family enjoy the outdoors of Duluth and Northern Minnesota, as well as being an avid Minnesota sports teams fan. He also enjoys staying active by officiating at the youth and high school levels for hockey, baseball, and softball.

To support Ben, visit his fundraising page today.

Dr. Jeff Wilde
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Medical Honoree

St. Luke’s welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Wilde to St. Luke’s Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
Dr. Wilde received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.
He also completed an internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Wilde completed a fellowship in joint reconstruction surgery at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. 

Cole Rogers
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adult Honoree

Cole was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in February 2018. As she began swelling and having pain, it took her awhile to understand the great limitations that come with arthritis. Since changing her perspective and becoming involved with support communities, Cole is focused on the things she loves to do. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, camping and being active. Cole hopes that sharing her story will provide encouragement, strength, and hope to someone who needs it.

To support Cole, visit her fundraising page today.



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