make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Arthritis Walk raises awareness

READ MORE:
 

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Walkers took on arthritis one step at a time this weekend in Hugh MacRae Park for the 7th Annual Arthritis Walk. The slogan was "Let's move together," and it looked like everyone had fun doing it.

Senior Vice President of Health and Wellness Nick Turkas has been involved with this event for more than 10 years. He hopes to raise awareness. He also hopes other people will join the fight against Arthritis.

"We want people to know that arthritis is a serious disease, that arthritis affects people in Wilmington and all over North Carolina, and there is something that they can do about it," Turkas said. "They can get involved in these events, and they can help others take control of this disease and raise the funds that will help cure arthritis."

Turkas says more than two-million people in North Carolina suffer from arthritis. He says the money raised by events like the Arthritis Walk help support vital research that could eventually lead to a cure.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.