On Sunday December 4, the annual Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run will take place in Metuchen, NJ — and at least one local team will be there inspired by a Maplewood boy.
The Jingle Bell Run is a great fundraiser that champions arthritis research and life-changing resources. Every year, more than 100,000 people run or walk in the event. According to Amy Goring of the team Finn’s Flyers, if everyone who participates raises $100, the foundation will take in more than $10 million for the fight against arthritis and support the search for a cure.
What can $10 million do for the Arthritis Foundation? Goring says it means funding cutting-edge research to find new treatments and ultimately a cure, advocating for access to much needed health care, and providing education and tools for the one in five Americans, including 300,000 children and their families who live with the daily pain and disability of arthritis.
Jingle Bell Run Event site to sign up or join: https://www.jbr.org/faf/home/
Date: Sunday, December 4
When: Sign in starts 8 am, 5k run / 1 mile walk starts at 9 am.
Location: Metuchen High School, Metuchen NJ.
A local team in Maplewood NJ would love to have more joiners — Amy Goring’s team Finn’s Flyers, now in their fourth year running, after her son Finn’s diagnosis with juvenile arthritis three years ago. Finn is now thankfully in remission; however, the team continues to help raise money, assists new families work through supporting their children and family members newly diagnosed, and helps continue work on CARRA, the national arthritis patient registry.
Follow This Link to visit Finn’s Flyers team web page and help me in my efforts to support Arthritis Foundation, New Jersey Chapter.