Last year I was overwhelmingly surprised by friends and family who came out for the run and donated to the Arthritis Foundation. Last year without social media or advertising (due to having to keep the run a secret from me) my team raised over $3,500.
This year I am shooting for the $5,000 mark as a team and I know we can do it!
I have been honored to be selected as the 2019 Jingle Bell Run Adult Honoree this year and could not be more excited to represent the Arthritis Foundation with this title.
For those of you who do not know me or know my background. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis right before my 18th birthday. Later on I was also diagnosed with mild lupus. Living life with both autoimmune diseases, I made the promise to myself to never let them define me, but to be stronger than them both!
The Arthritis Foundation's mission is "boldly pursuing a cure for America's #1 cause of disability while championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections."
Let's together raise money for the Arthritis Foundation to hope one day to see a cure!
Slay RA with Tray!
Let’s get our jingle on! Join our team, tie bells to your shoes, dress in a festive costume and raise funds to help cure arthritis. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of more than 54 million Americans, including 300,000 children, who face the daily challenges of the nation’s #1 cause of disability.