For Immediate Release
Contact: Heather K. Weikum
Phone: (832) 975-1605
Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run in The Woodlands, Texas
Welcomes Kari Hartmann of BKD CPAs and Advisors as Corporate Chair
Hartmann to Help Reach Fundraising Goal of $110,000 and Support the More Than 54 Million Americans with Arthritis, America’s No. 1 Cause of Disability
Houston, Texas – Kari Hartmann, health care audit director in the Houston office of BKD CPAs and Advisors has been named Corporate Chair for the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run in The Woodlands, Texas. As chair, Hartmann will provide leadership to help the community reach its fundraising goal of $110,000. The Jingle Bell Run is the original holiday race for charity where everyone makes their own festive fashion statement to raise awareness and funds for arthritis, which touches the lives of one in four Americans.
More than 1,000 locals are expected to participate in the 2018 Woodlands Jingle Bell Run on December 8, 2018 at Rob Fleming Aquatic Center. Participants will support the Arthritis Foundation an organization that is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for research, resources and a cure. In Texas, more than 4 million people, including 25,000 children, live with arthritis and need our enthusiasm and support.
Hartmann has a personal connection to arthritis, and knows the dollars raised for the Arthritis Foundation are critical in finding a cure. “The pain of arthritis may not be visible but is incredibly real and the leading cause of disability in America,” said Hartmann. “By supporting the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run, we will raise funds to help find a cure and eradicate arthritis once and for all. Help us reach our $110,000 goal.”
Kari Hartmann serves on the Arthritis Foundation Board of Directors in Houston and was chosen as the 2018 Jingle Bell Run chair because of her strong leadership skills, passion for helping others and dedication to removing the burden of arthritis from the arthritis community.
Jingle Bell Run is nationally sponsored by CVS Specialty™, AbbVie, and Cheribundi™.
To learn more and register for The Woodlands Jingle Bell Run, visit wwwJBR.org/TheWoodlands or contact Heather K. Weikum at (832) 975-1605. To learn more about the fight to cure arthritis, visit www.arthritis.org .