2021 Jingle Bell Run Honorees


Jonathan R. Danoff, M.D.
Adult Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgeon
North Shore University Hospital
Northwell Health Orthopedics
Medical Honoree

Jonathan Danoff, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement surgery. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with a degree in biomedical engineering, attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and completed a combined orthopedic surgery residency and Harrison L. McLaughlin Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at Columbia University. He then continued his sub-specialty training with a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Danoff is a published physician-scientist, holds a US patent for a novel orthopedic hip implant and a patent pending for a new surgical helmet that can protect surgeons and patients from the novel COVID-19 virus.


Jenny Ravitz
Adult Honoree

Jenny’s journey with spondylarthritis started in her teens. She spent years seeking treatment for chronic pain, swelling in her legs and eyes, and limited mobility. She was officially diagnosed in 2020, thus ending almost two decades of doctor visits.

Jenny is encouraging everybody, to join her in this year’s Jingle Bell Run. Whether you have arthritis or a loved one does, whether you use a cane, a wheelchair, or a walker, whether you deal with chronic pain or disability – she’d love to have you join us. There won’t be any “running” for her at the Jingle Bell Run, but she’ll be there, proud to be a part of this community and thankful for the Arthritis Foundation.



Sophia Kingsley
Juvenile Arthritis
Teen Honoree

Sophia Kingsley is 17 years old and suffers from juvenile arthritis daily. She was unexpectedly diagnosed in October of 2017 and has been battling it ever since. She became an ambassador and volunteer with the Arthritis Foundation to educate others on the topic of arthritis and to show that it is not something only older people struggle with. For the future, she hopes to continue her own journey of recovery and getting back to her flexible self while helping others reach their full potential!