Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis!
Kick off the Holidays with an event that is so festive and exciting, even Santa himself will be there! A Family Fun Event with lunch, sweet treats and drinks! There will be a kid zone full of fun holiday themed games, crafts and photo opportunities with the one and only Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.
Whether you have been Naughty or Nice, all of these awesome festivities are included with your event registration!
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 holidays by helping others!
Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.
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For more information on how to qualify for our 2014 fundraising incentives, please contact your Jingle Bell Run event director listed below.
Meet Our Youth Honoree
Two weeks after her second birthday little Lola refused to walk. Her parents did not see anything wrong, and she looked as healthy as always. Lola’s physician was aware of a family history of autoimmune disorders because her big brother, Calvin has eosinophilic esophagitis, which causes him to have severe food allergies. Lola’s doctor suspected she was suffering from arthritis. She was taken to Children’s Hospital where an MRI confirmed inflammation in both knees and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).Read more of Lola's story
Meet Our Medical Honoree
Shawn Jones, M.D., FAAP
Board-certified in pediatrics, Dr. Shawn Jones earned his medical degree from the University Of Iowa College Of Medicine in Iowa City. He remained in Iowa City for his residency training, doing so at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Jones was honored as the volunteer faculty of the year for the Roy and Lucille Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa in 2013.
Dr. Jones’ primary practice is with Methodist Physician’s Clinic in Council Bluffs, Jennie Edmudson Campus. He currently has six kids in his practice with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). His daughter was recently evaluated for JIA, and we are happy to report that after seeing a rheumatologist at Children’s Hospital in Omaha, no active disease was present.Read more of Dr. Jones's story