Allison M Adult Honoree JBR 2013

On the November 24, 2013, edition of Cleveland Connection we learn about the Arthritis Foundation and its upcoming Jingle Bell Run/Walk. Host Katherine Boyd sits down with Allison Mazzei, the 2013 Cleveland Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis Adult Honoree.

The Arthritis Foundation funds research, fights for health care policies and partners with individuals and families to provide empowering programs and information.

In 2012, nearly 53,600 people living in the 22-county Northeastern Ohio area participated in Arthritis Foundation programs and/or utilized its services. More than 1.3 million people of all ages in Northeastern Ohio have been diagnosed. In Ohio nearly 11,500 children have been diagnosed with arthritis.

Arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. It is a serious, progressive and potentially fatal disease. Prevention, delay or reduced impact is possible. Relief is available and more promising treatments are on the horizon.

Learn more at

About the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

Taking place on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at Legacy Village in Lyndhurst, the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a 5K Run/Walk (with one mile walk option) for both competitive and non-competitive runners and walkers. This holiday themed event includes a costume contest, educational speakers, health and wellness exhibitors, a kids fun run, awards, and plenty of holiday cheer!

The race begins at Legacy Village and continues through the surrounding neighborhood of Lyndhurst. Bring the whole family for a fun, festive day benefiting the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio. The race is presented locally by The MetroHealth System.

Register at or call 216.285.2822 for more information.


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