Instead of the having a Arthritis Walk in 2012, our small committee decided that an actual run would be better for our area and since the Arthritis Foundation has the Jingle Bell Run, we thought we would give it a try! It was a complete success and everyone loved it. Everyone enjoyed the Christmas theme and since this was an actual timed race, we were able to attract a lot of runners. I was on the Committee again and in charge of obtaining Sponsor's. Overall, we raised over $37,000 and had 347 registered runners! For a first time event, I think the outcome was great! We now have a local Arthritis Branch director and I can only imagine that this event will keep growing year after year. I will leave you with a few pictures from the event. I did not get to take as many this year as I was actually helping to register runners etc and was very busy :)
This was Ayla at our Local News Station, we had a small segment on the news and she passed out candy canes to everyone!
This was a our local news anchor Spencer Adkins as our Emcee for the run. By the way John won Second place in his age division!!
Ayla and her friends!
Little Yoda brother, Brennan!
Raise Your Hands Against Arthritis- you better believe we always WILL!!