2018 Jingle Bell Run Honorees

Dawn Jake
Corporate Chair

Dawn Jake, of Dawn M Jake, CPA PLLC, is an East coast native living in Michigan, New York and Florida before she joined the Navy. After seeing the world with the Navy, she was stationed in Bremerton, fell in love with the area and never left.

Dawn earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Washington and started her CPA firm in 2004. She enjoys volunteering in the community and currently is on the Board of Directors for the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce and member of Soroptimist International of Port Orchard.

Dawn has been a supporter of the Port Orchard Jingle Bell Run since 2014 both as a sponsor and participant.

Join Dawn in the fight against arthritis, register and donate today!

Charles M. May, M.D.
Medical Honoree

Dr. Charles May is a board-certified rheumatologist. He holds a special medical interest in autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory rheumatic disease.

Dr. May helps people living with autoimmune diseases stay active and well. He enjoys taking the time needed to reach a reliable diagnosis and works together with patients to develop a plan of care that helps them take charge of their health. He is an active partner, helping his patients maintain a lifestyle that includes the things they love to do.

Dr. May is a founding Fellow of the American Rheumatism Association.

Join Dr. May in the fight against arthritis, register or donate today!

Constance Baird
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adult Honoree

​Originally, Constance became involved volunteering with the Jingle Bell Run Port Orchard  as a fun event for the community and found a beautiful group of volunteers and participants who kept her coming back year after year. Now, officially diagnosed over a year ago with severe rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis after a 9-year battle searching for answers about crippling symptoms - she is happy to have been involved with this family event and the Arthritis Foundation for so many years. The mission is more personal now, advocating for other arthritis patients that much more poignant.

Volunteering, advocating, raising awareness and funds towards finding a cure, are now all powerful ways to cope with the daily frustrations of living with this disease. While we all know someone who has or is struggling to battle arthritis, it’s hard to comprehend just how negative the impact can be. Constant pain and exhaustion are isolating factors and anxiety and depression are common comorbidities of any chronic, often invisible, illness.

By sharing stories and making this message personal, the hope is to put a face on this disease and make changes to improve the lives of patients and their families. Money raised for the Arthritis Foundation brings hope to find better disease management and possibly a cure within this generation’s lifetime. Something those who suffer dare to dream of.

Thank you to everyone who is able to participate or donate money towards this very meaningful cause – you are impacting lives unseen, a true gift to your community. 

Join Constance in the fight against arthritis, register or donate today!

Hadley Grace Cole
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Youth Honoree

Hadley was born on September 9, 2009 and had a normal first year. At about a year old, her parents noticed she wasn't sitting up or climbing like she used to and she had begun to be fussier as well. After several visits to a doctor they were sent to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. After three or four short stays at Mary Bridge, she was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). She was then referred to Seattle's Children's Hospital where she had her first treatment and met Dr. Nanda. At 18 months old, she was prescribed 2 injections a week at home. At four years old, she started monthly infusions of a medication that was part of a research project at the hospital. At six, Hadley was able to stop the injections at home but remained on the infusion medication.

Living with arthritis is all she knows but she has maintained an amazingly strong spirit through it all. She jokes with the nurses about being juicy when they start her infusion and she has never let this disease get her down. She has a dream to be on America's Got Talent, she loves music and dancing. She is a inspiration to all around her.

Join Hadley in her fight against arthritis, register or donate today!



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