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Walkers raise money for arthritis foundation


Hundreds of volunteers walked this weekend to help fight arthritis. The Carolinas chapter of the Arthritis Foundation held the Fourth Annual Arthritis Walk at Hugh MacRae Park.

More than 300 walkers came to raise money, as well as awareness for a disease that affects more people than most think.

Volunteer Angela Blackburn said, “People don't realize that arthritis is a serious disease, and it affects more people than cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined.”

“We know that nationally two thirds of the people who have arthritis are under 65, and there are 300,000 children in this country who have arthritis, and that's children as young as a year old,” said Candice Fuller of the Carolinas Arthritis Foundation.

This year's walk raised more than $20,000.

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The walk

I think this is a great thing! There is this guy in my class who has artherits! I feel so bad for him and hes only 12 so he may have this the rest of his life. Im glad they had this walk it could do wonders! Thank you! -A friend