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Jingle all the way for a great cause!

The Stutler, Ihme, Giampietro and Nicklanovich families, along with their dogs, Roxie and Abby, joined together to support finding a cure for arthritis.

Article and photo by Lisa Nicklanovich 

Despite a week of warm, sunny weather, the clouds rolled in and snow started falling on December 14 just as the Jingle Bell 5K run/walk was about to begin.  Castle Pines friends and neighbors met in Washington Park to support Team Stutler and raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability.

All participants wear a holiday-themed costume and tie jingle bells to their shoe laces, creating a fun, festive race.  The Castle Pines group wore costumes that included a santa suit, a morphsuit, wrapped presents, and various holiday socks and hats.  

Despite the cold, Team Stutler braved a tail-gate after the race, warming up with chili and cornbread and discussing what to wear for next year’s Jingle Bell run!

The event is just shy of its $101,000 goal.  For more information or to donate, visit



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