33 -- that’s the number of years Joanna Helon has had arthritis. The kicker? She’s only 40.
For 21 of those years, Joanna has channeled her energy into the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis. Through medications, treatments, inflammation, pain and some frustration, Joanna has leveraged the 5K as a platform to gather friends, raise awareness, and most importantly, raise money to support the Arthritis Foundation.
Joanna, a non-profit consultant in the Columbus, Ohio area, was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in elementary school. For more than a year, Joanna and her family struggled to find an accurate diagnosis for her ...more