12 posts from December, 2012

Spirited Support at the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

Posted December 24th, 2012 by

We’ve sponsored hundreds of fundraising teams through our PatientsLikeMeInMotion program, but we’re pretty sure this team wins the blue ribbon for most festive.

Yes, This Is the First Time We've Seen a PatientsLikeMe T-shirt Worn with a Red and Green Tutu

Please meet PatientsLikeMe member Kennqueen’s very colorful team, who donned their best tutus and striped socks for the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis in Richland, Washington, on November 17, 2012.  Kennqueen has been living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for more than a decade, and her supportive family and friends came out to raise spirits and jingle in her honor while raising money for the Arthritis Foundation.

Festive from All Sides!

This particular Jingle Bell Run/Walk in Richland, Washington, part of the Tri-Cities area, raised more than $20,000 for arthritis research, while all Jingle Bell events across the country have raised more than seven million dollars to date!  How’s that for some holiday cheer?

Life Is Better with Teammates!

Inspired to get into the fundraising spirit in 2013?  Learn how the PatientsLikeMeInMotion program can help with t-shirts and a monetary donation for your team.

Until then, Happy Holidays from PatientsLikeMe!


Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s $200,000 Developer Challenge!

Posted December 21st, 2012 by

Can a game app lead to better health?  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation thinks so.  They’ve announced a competition challenging developers to create game apps that “generate useful health care data to improve health and health care.”

Learn More About the Developer Challenge

The competition will be conducted in two phases. Phase One is an “open ideation phase” where interested developer teams can submit app concepts. From there, the top five teams will be awarded $5,000 to build upon their initial proposals and create working game apps.

What’s at stake?  The developer of the winning game app receives $100,000, while second and third place winners earn $50,000 and $25,000, respectively.  Winners will be announced in September 2013, with the first place winner honored at the Health 2.0 7th Annual Fall Conference.

The deadline for submission is February 22, 2013.  Learn more and register for the challenge here.