2019 Jingle Bell Run Honorees


Jeff Hogan
Medical Honoree

Dr. Jeff Hogan is a graduate of Clements High school in Sugar Land and after earning his degree at Texas Tech University, went on to study at Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX. After graduation, Dr. Hogan opened his first practice in Greenway Plaza before finally settling back in Sugar Land. He is also the state director for the Texas Chiropractic Association in the greater Houston area.

Now, with nearly 20 years of experience under his belt, Dr. Hogan continues to grow his practice with Dr. Zach Benson, a 2nd generation chiropractor. Dr. Benson earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, TX. Dr. Benson is skilled in a variety of advanced treatments and adds to the excellent care provided at Hogan Chiropractic.

Dr. Hogan is thrilled to be this year’s Medical Honoree and encourages you to join his efforts by participating and donating to help conquer America’s #1 cause of disability. “We would love for you to join us on December 7th at the Jingle Bell Run, but if you can't and would still like to support our team, please donate,” says Dr. Hogan. 100% of your registration fee and donation directly supports the Arthritis Foundation’s mission of boldly pursuing a cure and directly helping those in need.. Funds will directly help those in need and will stay local. We need a cure and your support. 

To join or donate to the Hogan Chiropractic team 'Hogan’s Heroes'

Lindsey Maffet
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adult Honoree

At the age of 30, Lindsey can remember pain and swollen joints when she would work out. Lindsey knew her body well and felt that something was not right. She told her husband, who happens to be an orthopedic surgeon, that she needed to visit a doctor immediately. Lindsey and her husband were both shocked to receive the diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. 

By choosing to be happy and have a positive attitude, Lindsey has been able to accomplish goals she never would have dreamed of. She entered and won 3rd place in one of the largest bodybuilding bikini fitness competitions. Even though Lindsey is not in remission now, her goal is to participate in one more fitness competition this next year for her 40th birthday. Lindsey is a full-time mom to 11-year-old Ava Kate and 5-year-old Olivia and is referred to as a supermom by her friends. Medications and weekly injections make arthritis part of her life until a cure is found. 

“I learned that Rheumatoid Arthritis does not discriminate and know I am not alone on this journey,” says Lindsey. With the support of her amazing husband, two beautiful daughters, family, and friends, Lindsay made the decision to share her story and help the Arthritis Foundation conquer this painful disease. 

Lindsey and her family invite you to the Jingle Bell Run on December 7th where she will serve as the Adult Honoree. If you are not able to attend, please consider making a donation to her team, Maffet’s Mistletoes. Funds will directly help those in need and will stay local. We need a cure and your support.

To join or donate to Lindsey’s team

Emily Pinter
Juvenile Arthritis
Youth Honoree

Just one day after Emily’s 2nd Birthday, she displayed symptoms of pain and swelling in her joints which caused her family immediate concern.  X-ray testing determined she had reactive arthritis, possibly from a virus. The family was in shock to learn that their baby had juvenile arthritis. The family was referred to a Pediatric Rheumatologist for a full body scan and treatment, which started their journey with juvenile arthritis. 

Arthritis has taken a toll on the whole family including Emily’s siblings. It has hindered some of Emily’s ability to be a “normal kid” as there are days with complete pain and agony. “Kids with juvenile arthritis put on a brave face and tough it out in front of everyone,” says Emily. The positive side is that the disease has given Emily empathy, understanding and compassion.  

Emily and her family have been active volunteers for the Arthritis Foundation for many years. They have attended the national Juvenile Arthritis Conference, local family days and participated in multiple Jingle Bell Runs. Emily’s parents serve as a support system to other families that are newly diagnosed and trying to find their way. “We are fortunate to be in the company of some great friends and families that we have met over the years through the Arthritis Foundation,” says Emily’s mom Corinne. 

Emily invites you to join her on December 7th at the Jingle Bell Run! 
If you are unable to participate, please consider making a donation. Funds will directly help families like ours and stay local. We need a cure and your support.

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