Ciara Wilson, Miss Oregon Junior Pre-teen Queen, has been busy raising funds to help find a cure for Juvenile Arthritis! Ciara, an active girl that enjoys competitive dance and ski racing was diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis two years ago. This disease affects over 300,000 American children. Currently, she is doing well and enjoying her active lifestyle. Ciara realized that many kids with Juvenile Arthritis suffer with no cure in sight. As a result she has organized her own fundraiser called “Ciara’s Day of Dance” to support CARRA, the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance. She organized a dance party with her friends to support this great cause. Ciara raised over $400 to help find a cure for Juvenile Arthritis! Check out the website to see more!
In addition, Ciara attended the Jingle Bell Run Kick-Off Party which benefits the Arthritis Foundation of Oregon. The festivities were held at the Nike World Headquarters on October 23, 2011. The Jingle Bell Run takes place in downtown Portland, Oregon on December 4, 2011 . In the photos, Ciara is pictured with the Grand Marshall for the run, Annise Nassib, and the Youth Grand Marshall, Owen Dye. She looks forward to volunteering at the upcoming holiday event! Check out the website to see what took place!
Ciara plans to continue her volunteering and fund raising efforts in 2012 to help kids with Juvenile Arthritis!