Cincinnati Jingle Bell Run/Walk Honorees
Meet our Honorary Chairs:
Dr. Marc Schneider is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon with a primary interest in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of shoulder, elbow, knee, sports medicine injuries and arthritis. Dr. Schneider has volunteered his time to help numerous orthopedic causes in Cincinnati and was voted one of Cincinnati Magazine's "Top Doctors" in 2013.
Mary F. Winkel, MS. RN, CNE, a professor at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, has been a nurse for 36 years and taight pediatic nursing for 18 years. Mary has been a volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation since 1986, both in Michigan and in the Ohio River Valley Market, where she has participated in many programs and special events in year.
Meet Our Honorees
Justin Doerflein- age 9- was diagnosed with Polyarticular Juvenile Arthritis just two days after his 8th birthday. This is his family's second year for team "Jinglin' for Justin", and they hope to encourage many friends to join them as they raise money for research.
JC Statt- age 17- was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis when he was just 6 years old. Thanks to money raised for research and advances, Justin is doing just great and is looking forward to going to college. His team is "Slow, Steady Statts".
Chrissy Kaupie was diagnosed with Reynaud's and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (bothforms of arthritis), when she was 7. Although being immunosuppressed from medications, thanks to the advances made in medications, she has very few restrictions. Her team is "Mistletoes" and her goal is to raise $2,000.
Karen Palmer was 23 years old when she was diagnosed with Rheaumatoid Arthritis. That started a new journey in her life. She has had 10 joint replacements (knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers) but she knows the importance of moving and walks her dog several times a day. Karen and her family have participated with their team, "Jolly Jinglers", for six years.