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2024 Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest Honorees


James Bistolarides, MD
Children's Hospital Wisconsin
Medical Honoree

Dr. James Bistolarides graduated from the University of Michigan, and obtained his medical degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Chicago and worked for four years as a community-based pediatric hospitalist in metro Detroit before returning to rheumatology fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He will complete his pediatric rheumatology training in June 2025. James was drawn back to training in rheumatology to contribute to treating pediatric rare diseases, and to assist the children and their families in their journey. He is board-certified in Pediatrics and will be board-eligible in pediatric rheumatology upon graduation.

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Lindsey Suchocki
MSI General Corporation
Corporate Honoree

Lindsey Suchocki is the HR Coordinator at MSI General Corporation, a family-owned design-build construction firm in southeast Wisconsin. MSI General’s “True Blue” giving program encourages and endorses employees to donate time and money to local charities in need. When Lindsey‘s young daughter Lex was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis in 2022, MSI General began supporting the Arthritis Fund and Camp MASH of Wisconsin to raise community awareness that kids get arthritis too.

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Lex Suchocki
Polyarticular Juvenile
Idiopathic Arthritis
Youth Honoree

Lex was born adventurous and charismatic—a natural performer and athlete, from singing and dancing to biking, swimming, and tearing around the playground. At age seven, in September 2022, she started complaining about her ankles hurting with no apparent injury, just the onset of pain, swelling and immobility. She was repetitively sent home from school with a low-grade fever and fatigue as the swelling and immobility spread to her fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and knees. After many visits to different doctors within Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, she was diagnosed in December 2022 with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, an autoimmune disease. Read More

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John Wiedenhoeft
Adult Honoree

In early 2020 John found that running at the gym started to give him more intense and lasting pain in his right hip. After discussing his symptoms with his doctor and undergoing tests including X-rays, John was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in his hip, neck and back.

Though his osteoarthritis continues to cause pain, John has found that diet, physical therapy and modifying activities help support his condition. In 2022, John’s sports medicine doctor recommended he stop running. However, he has continued to participate in sprint triathlons, swapping in speed walking for the run portion. Last summer, he completed both the Door County Triathlon and Devil’s Lake Triathlon in Baraboo.

John is a licensed home inspector, owns Clear Story Home Inspection, LLC, and lives with his wife and two black cats in Milwaukee. In his spare time he also enjoys performing improv and playing music. 

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