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2014 Jingle in July! - North Pole, AK

July 5, 2014 at the Santa Claus House

Be part of the largest 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis!

Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your summer by helping others!

Meet Our Honoree Madison!

Madison Hrinko is an 11 year old 6th grader who loves family bike rides to get ice cream and swimming competitively. She also has arthritis. The Hrinko family’s journey with JA began many years ago when Madison’s mom, Gina, returned from a business trip and noticed 18-month old Madison limping. By the end of the week Madison was not able to walk and they made a trip to their local pediatrician. The pediatrician suspected juvenile arthritis and immediately referred them to a pediatric rheumatologist in Seattle (Alaska has NO pediatric rheumatologists) where the diagnosis was confirmed and treatment began. “Arthritis is for older people,” is what Gina thought in disbelief. Madison currently has to endure twice weekly injections, and her goal is be able to give them to herself. She attends Camp ARCTIC (a camp for kids with arthritis) down in Cooper Landing where she finally met others like herself. When asked what she would like for everyone to know about arthritis she said this, “I would like for everyone to know what it is and how I feel every day, because no one knows what it's like unless they have it.”. Help us jingle towards an arthritis free world. This year we jingle for Madison!!

Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the summer by giving.

Event Contact:

Name:Anna Campione
Phone:(907) 277-2784

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Special Thanks to:
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital - Banner Health Logo