The 2020 Virtual Jingle Bell Run from Delta Dental Stadium

by | Dec 23, 2020 | Arthritis, Health, Running | 0 comments

I can remember the first time Northeast Delta Dental partnered with the Arthritis Foundation like it was yesterday, only then, there was a sea of green and red joggers emerging, showing up to help bring more attention to arthritis as well as garner support for the Jingle Bell Run and the Walk to Cure Arthritis. While this year looked a bit different, I am thankful for supporters joining us to advocate for the millions of Americans living with the disease!

Erica D’Agostino, Senior Executive Director, at Arthritis Foundation, New England, shared a her sentiment: “The Arthritis Foundation and the entire arthritis community is eternally grateful to Northeast Delta Dental for their unwavering dedication to our mission and our community. Thanks to the leadership of Tom Raffio and the support of all the employees at Northeast Delta Dental, the Arthritis Foundation has been able to provide direct resources and tools to patients throughout the Northern New England area.”

The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the original festive race for charity. It’s where we sport our favorite holiday costumes and feel good while doing good. Each year, we jingle all the way to a cure and have a fantastic time with every step! Participants usually bring teams consisting of friends, family, and co-workers, to run or walk.

This year, like many other events, the Jingle Bell Run participants could participate virtually to provide a safer race experience for those who were more comfortable doing so. However, for runners desiring to compete in-person, Delta Dental stadium, home to the NH Fisher Cats, was the race venue. The race was strictly administered by Millennium Running under NH State best practices guidelines for running events. We had lovely weather and a nice, manageable mix of virtual [47] and on-site [115] runners. I’m so pleased to announce that between sponsors and participants, we raised over $36,000 beating our goal of $30,000. Everyone either has or knows someone living with arthritis so please join us at the next ‘Fun Run/Walk to Cure Arthritis’ near you! 

Join us in conquering arthritis for good and learn more about the event here.

Tom Raffio
December 2020

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