Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 02, 2011
Santa Claus, jingle bells and reindeer, oh my! Join the Reindeer Runners team and participate in the 2011 Seattle Jingle Bell Run/Walk. The 2011 Seattle Jingle Bell Run/Walk is taking place on Dec. 11 at Westlake Center starting at 8am.
The Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun and festive way to kick off the holiday season by helping others. The Jingle Bell Run/Walk celebrates family, fun, holiday tradition and raising funds in the name of preventing, controlling and curing arthritis. According to the website SeattleJingleBellRun.org, nearly 50 million Americans (1 out of 5 people) have been diagnosed with arthritis by a doctor, and nearly 300,000 children under the age of 17 are affected by juvenile arthritis. Each year arthritis results in 39 million physician visits, 744,000 hospitalizations and $128 billion in costs of treatment, lost wages and other associated costs.
By joining Reindeer Runners and participating in the Seattle Jingle Bell Run/Walk, you can help individuals take control of arthritis by providing public health education, public policy and legislation, and evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.
The run/walk itself is a 3.1 mile course that starts at Westlake Center and lops around scenic Seattle. And, in case you need another incentive to sign up – you can fund raise and earn awesome prices including custom knee high tube socks, a Kindle 3G, or even an iPad! So sign up today and help the Arthritis Foundation, Pacific NW Chapter!
For more information about the 2011 Seattle Jingle Bell Run/Walk, visit http://http://www.seattlejinglebellrun.org/.
Contact: Amy Sanford