Thursday, November 10, 2011
18th Annual Jingle Bell Walk and Run
The Arthritis Society is putting on their 18th Annual Jingle Bell Walk and Run for Arthritis. It is on Sunday, November 20, 2011 starting at 10 o'clock am at the Radisson Hotel. You are able to participate in the 1 km, 2 km, 5 km or 10 km. Any ages can join, I saw little children, babies in strollers and seniors. The fun thing about all of this is that you can register as a team. Each team has their own fundraising goal and you yourself can donate or you can pledge a participant. The website keeps track of how much money you raise and how much your team raises. Money can be donated from online or in cash, so you are able to ask those who don't even live in Saskatoon. It isn't too important but the Arthritis Society has prize incentives to be won for raising different ranges of money.
The Arthritis Society has set a goal to raise $72 500 this year. Approximately four and a half million people just within Canada are living with arthritis (140 000 in Saskatchewan and 37 200 in Saskatoon).
Unfortunately I cannot take part of this because of a soccer tournament, but I participated last year and it was a lot of fun. People shared stories, businesses put teams in, food was provided and I had fun joining it with my friends.My mother has a minor case of arthritis and it's just a great idea to aware the public of ways they can help each other.
Love the North