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25th Annual Jingle Bell Run®
Bloomington-Normal, IL
Sunday, November 11th, 1:00pm Race Time
Heartland Community College

Thank you for jingling with us!

With your help, we had over 1,600 participants jingling at our event and raised over $90,000 for The Arthritis Foundation!
• Our Top Corporate Team was Graindeer, team captain Tony Kerr from First Farm Credit Services.
o Honorable mention- Heritage Enterprises with Team Charlie’s Angels that fund raised over $700.
• Our Top Family/ Friend Team was Karragan’s Caravan who raised $2,505.
o Honorable Mention- Team Spoons, team captain Tiffany Leisure
• Our largest overall team was The Workout Company with 66 team members.
• Our Top Individual Fundraiser was Elaine Stephens who raised $1,020 in honor or her grand daughter who has arthritis.

If you have any photos from our event- please post them to our Facebook page. We will also be posting our event photos to our facebook page, so be sure to check them out. Here are some additional pictures HERE.

Our top race finishers were Brian Meyers, with a time of 16:15 and Carianna Gibb, with a time of 19:36.3. (Complete race results can be found at www.itsracetime.com).

Thank you again for everyone who came out to the event, sponsored the event, fundraised for the event and/ or volunteered at the event.

For participants that raised $250 or more, you will be receiving a letter in the mail after online donations close (Friday, December 14th) with a code to order what prize you want and it will be shipped directly to you house.

Online donations will be added into your already earned incentive prizes and additional donations can be collected until December 14th.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Sunday, November 10th at Heartland Community College! We will send you an email when registration is open.

Also- if you have not had a chance to take our event survey, please do so here.

Thanks again!

Meet Brianna Groth
Bloomington-Normal Youth Honoree


Brianna Groth is determined not to let arthritis put her on the sidelines. This tenacious 13 year old junior high school student was first diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) in both knees at the tender age of just 4 years old. Brianna has persevered through the pain and even though she had to sit out the later part of her softball season, she still cheers on the Lady Minutemen! Getting around school can be hard and the books she has to carry puts extra stress on her knees and intensifies her pain. Read more about Brianna's story.



Checks should be made out to The Arthritis Foundation.

At anytime, you can mail your donations to our lockbox for secure processing at:
The Arthritis Foundation- Heartland Region
Greater Illinois Chapter
PO Box 790379
St. Louis, MO 63179-0379

Donations will show up on your fundraising page 5-7 business days after they are sent.
*When mailing donations in, please note what participant should be credited for the donation. All cash donations should be converted into money orders before mailing.

The Arthritis Foundation appreciates all the hard work put forth by our runners and walkers and provides the incentive prize program as a way of saying thank you.

Check out the 2012 Incentive Prize Sheet for examples of the prizes at each level. Reach your fund raising goal to receive your favorite prize. Remember every penny helps!

Raise money for Jingle Bell Run and we’ll help you attend the 2013 Advocacy Summit!

The 2013 Advocacy Summit will be held in Washington, DC March 4th – 6th!

The annual Advocacy Summit brings together advocates, young and old, from across the country to meet with their Members of Congress. Join us in Washington, D.C.

Click here for more info




For more information, please contact
Tara Braucht at tfunk@arthritis.org or (309) 451-0785.

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