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.
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.
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?
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!
“There is still no cure, but at least now, thanks to these fundraising events, there are advancements in patient care, and there is hope.”
– Multiple sclerosis (MS) patient Judy
It may be winter now, but plans for next year’s disease-related fundraising events are underway. The question is: will you be taking part?
For inspiration, see Judy and Jim below in their bright blue PatientsLikeMeMe t-shirts before the start of Walk MS in Cranford, NJ, on April 15, 2012. “When I was first diagnosed over 20 years ago, there were no therapies for MS patients and knowledge was limited,” says Judy. “We’re grateful to PatientsLikeMe for their continued support for events that raise awareness and funds for MS research.” She adds that the Cranford Walk MS event had “a large and enthusiastic turnout.”
Congrats to Judy and all of our PatientsLikeMeInMotion-sponsored teams for your efforts. For more PatientsLikeMeInMotion team photos, check out our growing Flickr collection. Thinking about organizing a team for next spring? Learn how the PatientsLikeMeInMotion program can help with t-shirts and a monetary donation.