13th Annual Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis

13th Annual Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis


The 13th Annual Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis will be held from 7 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at World Gym, 6774 Troy Dr., Rockford. The Run includes a 5K run, 1-Mile Fitness Walk, and a Children’s Walk with Santa.

What is the Jingle Bell Run? Imagine the sound of thousands of people with jingle bells on their shoes walking and running through the streets. Across the country this sound will be heard as the young and old tie jingle bells to their shoelaces, and take to the streets to join their neighbors in support of the Arthritis Foundation. The Jingle Bell Run is a national fundraising event.

The Arthritis Foundation supports research to find the cure for and prevention of arthritis. They also strive to improve the quality of life for those affected by the disease.

Your entry fee and pledges will help the Arthritis Foundation continue its programs of research, patient services and public education. With your support, the Foundation can bring help and hope to thousands in northern Illinois.

Fees are as follows: Individual—$20 ($22 after Nov. 15); Team—$150 (5-member maximum); High school fee—$100 (5-member maximum); 1/4 mile Walk with Santa—$5 (ages 4-9). Cash or check should be made payable to Arthritis Foundation. Indicate T-shirt size: Medium, Large, X-Large or XX-Large.

The 1-Mile Walk and Children’s Walk are non-competitive. Bib numbers will be given. No awards will be given. Refreshments will be provided by McDonald’s.

Sponsors include: Abbott Laboratories, Bank One, Blackhawk Communications, Boehringer Ingelheim, Centocor, City of Rockford, Clock Tower Resort, Hamilton Sundstrand, Huck’s, Insight Communications, Liberty Mutual, McDonald’s, Metro Medical Services Inc., Northwest Bank, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Preferred Printing, RANI, Rockford Health System, Rockford Orthopedic Association, Rockford Register Star, Rockford Road Runners, Runner’s Image, TDS Metrocom, 13-WREX TV, United Parcel Service, Williams-Manny Insurance, Woodward, World Gym and Wyeth-Aherst.

For more information, contact Arthritis Foundation, 2400 N. Rockton Ave., Suite 207, Rockford, IL 61103; (815) 971-6380.

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