Thousands to Thank at Pittsburgh’s Jingle Bell Run

A record breaking 3,000 people gathered in Pittsburgh’s North Shore on Saturday, December 8, 2012 for the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Run/Walk for Arthritis.  Despite the chilly temperature, runners and walkers joined forces to raise more than $147,000 to support local arthritis research, education and programming.

The event started off with jingling as thousands crossed the start with bells tied to their shoelaces. They were moving for many who can’t due to their arthritis pain.  Honorees Tina Roth, 11, and Logan Butter, 6, were cheered on by their families and friends.  

The top two fundraising teams: UPMC Shadyside Orthopaedics and Logan’s Heroes are still fundraising and have raised a combined total of more than $10,000!  Logan’s father, Ray Butter, Team Captain of Logan’s Heroes, raised $4,000 and was the top individual fundraiser for the 2nd year in a row

To those who spread the word, donated, or joined us on December 8 we thank you for making arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability, unacceptable!

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