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Jingle Bell Run/Walk and Children’s Run with the Elves

Saturday, December 5, 2009 in Anchorage

UNIQUE & FUN EVENT from ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION

Raises Awareness and Funds to Fight Arthritis,  

the Nation’s Most Common Cause of Disability.

RUNNERS and WALKERS NEEDED!

Anchorage, AK:  The new Alaska Branch of the Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Northwest Chapter, invites the public to participate in the 2nd annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk on December 5, 2009. This fun event for the entire family will promote community awareness of arthritis and related rheumatic diseases, as well as raise funds to support services to the 119,000 Alaskans living with arthritis.


Our goal is to have over 300 racers, runners and walkers.  The event features a 5K run/walk and a 1K Children’s Run with the Elves, in addition to arthritis information, health and vendor booths, holiday costume contests, music, and, of course, JINGLE BELLS, which each participant ties to their shoes.  This is an event for the whole family, including the dog(s).   By moving together at these events, participants feel empowered to make walking and exercise a part of their lifestyle.  Walking decreases joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis, builds muscles around the joints, and increases flexibility and endurance.

Walking teams and individuals raise funds prior to the Jingle Bell Run/Walk to honor loved ones living with arthritis, and to help the Arthritis Foundation deliver its mission to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases.  


Registration is easy!  To register as an individual or a team for the Anchorage Jingle Bell Run/Walk, go to http://www.AnchorageJingleBellRun.kintera.org

For more information about the Anchorage Jingle Bell Run/Walk and Children’s Run with the Elves, contact Laura Goss, Alaska Branch Manager, at (907) 277-2784, (866) 997-2784, or lgoss@arthritis.org

The Alaska Branch office is located at 615 E. 82nd Ave., Ste. B-4 in Anchorage.

The local phone is 277-2784 (ARTH) and the statewide toll-free number is (866) 997-2784.

Arthritis Answers Helpline (800) 542-0295 serving Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.

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Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the United States. www.arthritis.org

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