Jingle Bell Run/Walk set for Saturday in downtown Tulsa
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Thursday, December 06, 2012
12/06/12 at 3:45 AM
The Jingle Bell Run/Walk will be held Saturday at Tulsa Community College-Metro Campus, 10th Street and Cincinnati Avenue in downtown Tulsa.
Proceeds from the event, hosted by the Arthritis Foundation, go toward research, local programs and services, and advocacy efforts that will improve the lives of people with arthritis.
According to a press release from the organization, arthritis is the nation's leading cause of disability. Arthritis currently affects approximately 50 million Americans. In Oklahoma, 820,000 adults and 3,500 children have arthritis.
Race-day registration begins at 8:30 a.m., a 1k starts at 9:30 a.m., and the 5k is set for 10 a.m.
Attendees are encouraged to wear holiday-themed costumes and tie bells to their shoelaces. Costume contests for adults, kids and dogs will begin at 9:15 a.m.
The honoree for this year's event is 6-year-old Ella Collins, who was diagnosed with Polyarticular Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis when she was 18 months old.
Registration is $30 for adults, $15 for kids younger than 16 and $5 for dogs.
For more information, contact Whitney Parker at 918-495-3553 or email@example.com.
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Ella Collins, 6, is the honoree of this year's Jingle Bell Run/Walk. Saturday's event will raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation. Courtesy