2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees

Christine Lee, MD
Rheumatology
Medical Honoree


Beverly Hills rheumatologist Dr. Christine Lee brings personal experience and compassion to her work with patients. “A big part of rheumatology is the joints—arthritis and functional mobility,” she says. “I have been a ballet dancer since I was 4 years old and I understand how important it is to get up and be active, and how devastating it is when you can’t move.” 

Dr. Lee’s father contracted polio in Taiwan when he was 2 years old. Disabled in his right lower leg, he walks with a crutch. Seeing how hard it was for him to get somewhere without the appropriate accessibility for disabled persons has helped Lee understand what her patients are striving for. Seeing firsthand how medicine could change the lives of those around her and empower long-lasting relationships between physicians and patients sparked Dr. Lee's desire to practice medicine. Rheumatology was a natural fit.

Board-certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, Dr. Lee earned her undergraduate degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She received dual M.D. and M.P.H. degrees from the University of Texas School of Medicine and School of Public Health in San Antonio, Texas followed by an internship in Internal Medicine at Washington University’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In 2017, she completed a fellowship in Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University School of Medicine Hospital and Clinics, as well as training in musculoskeletal ultrasound at the Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists. Dr. Lee, also currently serves as co-investigator on 16 clinical trials through the Wallace Rheumatic Studies Center in
Beverly Hills, CA.

Dr. Lee is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of LUPUS LA. She has been a keynote speaker for the Lupus Foundation of America patient education event, “Lupus Learning & Living,” in Culver City, CA; a speaker at Lupus LA’s “Latest on Lupus” patient conference at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center; and a podcast speaker for The Expert Series through the Lupus Foundation of America.

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Jason Cabell
Osteoarthritis
Veteran Honoree


Jason Cabell was born in Chicago and raised in Denver. His remarkable sense of resolve, courage and tenacity landed him in the Navy without knowing how to swim. He learned fast and went on to serve as a decorated, active, combat Navy SEAL for 20 years. His missions around the world sent him jumping out of planes, and diving into the depths of murky waters in more than 100 countries.

He returned from combat 90% disabled, but injury didn’t stop Jason from pursuing his dream of becoming a writer and director. He moved to Los Angeles and took acting classes to better understand the artist’s process in front of the camera.

In 2016, Jason won Best Actor for his performance in Smoke Filled Lungs, a film which he wrote and co-directed. The movie also won Best Picture, at the Milan Filmmakers Film Festival. In 2017, the former Navy SEAL produced a sci-fi film called Shockwave, for Mar Vista.

In 2018, Jason wrote and directed the feature film, Running with the Devil, starring Nicholas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Clifton Collins Jr., Leslie Bibb, Cole Hauser, Adam Goldberg, Peter Facinelli, and Barry Pepper. The movie was shot in multiple locations, including; Colombia, New Mexico, Arizona, and is now in post-production preparing for distribution.

In his free time, Jason likes to golf, and even caddied on the PGA tour for his friend during his Navy career.

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Jake Pevsner
Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
Youth Honoree


Jake is currently 10 years old. He was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel disease(IBD) at the age of 6 and diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 8. He has been hospitalized 6 times. Jake is kind, compassionate and athletic. He loves baseball and video games.

 

Join Jake in the fight against arthritis, regsiter or donate today!

 

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