2013 Jingle Bell Run/Walk
Saturday December 7 • Downtown Tulsa
Be part of the largest holiday 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 holidays by helping others!
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 season by giving.
It was right after Caity’s first birthday when her parents noticed her knees were swollen and red and that their once sweet and easy going baby seemed to be in constant pain. After five months of testing, the doctors finally confirmed that Caity had juvenile arthritis. For the next five years, she battled the disease with multiple medications, physical therapy, and prayer. During that time they also found that she had a disorder that caused one side of her body to develop faster than the other. Buying shoes was a huge event because she needed two pairs (to correctly fit each foot) and needed to have a lift attached to correct her leg length discrepancy. The joint pain and stiffness responded well to medication, and at the age of six, Caity was declared in remission.
At the age of 10, however, the symptoms returned, and the doctors found that during the years Caity was in remission, the disease was still doing damage. She is currently being treated for JRA, scoliosis, and hypermobility syndrome and continues to battle with size discrepancy. She is once again fighting the disease with daily medication, physical therapy, and prayer. Despite the disease, Caity stays very busy by participating in Community Theater, pursuing her love of music, taking weekly jazz, hip hop, and gymnastics classes, and excelling academically.
You can support Caity and her team Caity’s Crusaders here.
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5K Run/Walk Course
Advance packet pick up: (Note: Different location each day)
Wednesday, December 4, 11am - 1pm; 4pm - 6pm
9708 Riverside Pkwy #110,
Tulsa, OK 74137
Thursday, December 5, 11am - 1pm; 4pm - 7pm
Academy Sports & Outdoors
7850 S 107th East Ave
Tulsa, OK 74133
Friday, December 6, 11am - 1pm; 4pm - 7pm ***CANCELLED due to weather***
Academy Sports & Outdoors (41st St. location)
6120 East 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74135
Name: Leslie Knudsen
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