• Arthritis Foundation Hosting Jingle Bell Run on November 14

    Jingle Bell Run
    Holiday-themed 5K/1 Mile Walk/Run to find a cure for arthritis
    Date: November 14, 2021

    Location: Olympia Athletics Centre, Saint Charles, MO

    Time: 8:00am

    Register:  JBR.org/stlouis

    All proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to find a cure for arthritis

    Facts: 1 in 4 adults suffer from arthritis. It’s the leading cause of disability in the country and there is no cure. The Arthritis Foundation’s Annual Jingle Bell Run is a holiday-themed 5K/1 Mile Walk/Run that gets everyone into the holiday spirit. Sunday, November 17 at Olympia Athletic Center down Main Street Saint Charles hundreds of holiday-dressed runners and walkers take to the streets. Decked in festive holiday costumes the arthritis community gets moving to raise awareness and funds to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Support a loved one and celebrate all morning in the kids’ zone, eating unlimited pancakes and hot chocolate and building connections with the arthritis community. ceremony will be inside the Olympia Athletics & Events Center this year, with the course running through Downtown Saint Charles and Katy Trail.

    What we can provide: B-roll video and photos, medical expert for interview, youth and adult honoree, interactive activity with host.

    The stats behind Arthritis: Causes slow and painful deterioration of the body’s bones, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons.

    • 1 in 4 adults have arthritis and rheumatic disease = More than 54 million Americans
    • In Missouri, 1,308,000 adults and 5,500 kids diagnosed.
    Jingle Bell Run sponsors: Pfizer, Orthopedic Associates, West County Rheumatology

    Who is the Arthritis Foundation: The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. The Arthritis Foundation’s goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure. The foundation also publishes Arthritis Today, the award-winning magazine that reaching 4 million readers per issue.