Volunteer spotlight: Lauren and Scott Zeligson

Nonprofit: Arthritis Foundation

Event: Jingle Bell Run, Dec. 10

Jingle Bell Run co-chairs the Zeligsons have a personal tie to the cause. In their words, the fundraiser is "a festive race that champions arthritis research and brings friends and families together for a fun-filled day of holiday cheer. If you’d rather walk, no problem!" To increase the fun factor, feel free to participate in a holiday costume.



Lauren, why did you first become involved in the Jingle Bell Run? I started running with (our son) Miles, when Miles was younger. We have always raised money for the Arthritis Foundation. This is an easy cause, as it’s close to our heart ... Scott was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 21 years ago, right after we got married, when he was 24. He has already had two hip replacements. He is 45. We were thrilled to chair this year with medical honoree Dr. Michael Malloy, Scott’s rheumatologist. 

Is it a family affair? Yes. Miles volunteers, and Scott’s mom participates. We all support Scott and those living with RA and other forms of arthritis. 

How many teams and individuals will participate? More than 50 teams and more than 1,000 individuals.

 

Dec. 10 — 2016 Jingle Bell Run

7:30-11 a.m. BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. Start a team, join a team or register as an individual. $35, adult 5K (timed); $25, kids 5K (timed); $18, all ages Snowman Shuffle (non-timed); $30, "Jingle in Your Jammies" (support the cause from home). Benefits the Arthritis Foundation. jbr.org

 

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