Dr. Noune Pashinian Named Medical Honoree

Glendale’s Dr. Noune Pashinian Named Medical Honoree For the Jingle Bell Run/Walk For Arthritis, December 14th 5K Run/Walk Funds Research For A Cure For Arthritis, The Nation’s Leading Cause of Disability

Noune Pashinian

(Los Angeles, CA) – October 30, 2014 – The Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Region, has named Glendale’s Dr. Noune Pashinian as Medical Honoree for the 2014 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. Dr. Pashinian has been practicing Rheumatology and Internal Medicine for 17 years. She graduated with Honors from Yerevan State Medical University, Armenia, and did her Residency in Internal Medicine at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, MI. She completed her Fellowship in Rheumatology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA and received Board Certification in Rheumatology.

Dr. Pashinian practices Rheumatology in Glendale, and is on the staff at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale Memorial Hospital, and is teaching attending at
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is a Fellow at the American College of Rheumatology and a member of Armenian American Medical Society. Loved by her patients and respected by her colleagues, Dr. Pashinian has written many publications and often speaks for community programs and professional societies.

The Arthritis Foundation expects hundreds to participate in the Los Angeles Jingle Bell Run/Walk this year, on Sunday, December 14th, 2014, starting at 8:00 AM in front of The Alex Theatre, 216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale CA 91203. The course for the Los Angeles event will pass through The Americana at Brand where participants and families can enjoy the holiday décor and festivities during the event.

Families and friends come in costume and tie jingle bells to their shoelaces and enjoy the Run/Walk, Kid’s Zone, live entertainment and refreshments. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and the opening program begins at 7:30 a.m. The timed 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:00 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow at 9:30 a.m. There will be a special “Tot Trot” at 10:00 a.m. for children under 8 years. All participants will receive a t-shirt and medal, with special medals awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, male and female, in each age category.

Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, the 5K route is a fun and festive way to join together with friends and family to help find a cure for the nearly 53 million adults and 300,000 children with arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability.

Form a team and register today by visiting www.lajbr.org. The Registration fee is $45 for adults and $25 for children under 13 years.

About the Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is the largest and most trusted nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the needs and challenges of those living with arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. Since 1948, The Foundation has remained committed to leading groundbreaking research for better treatments and a cure: fighting for patients’ access to affordable and effective health care; and providing trusted information and resources to the more than 53 million adults and 300,000 children living with the disease.

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Los Angeles Jingle Bell Run Contact:
Debbie Martin
Arthritis Foundation Pacific Region
323-954-5760, x262
818-388-5077 (cell)

Media Contact:
Lois Julien
PR/Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run
(818) 222-6790; (818) 634-0640 (cell)