Residents walk to cure arthritis

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — Community members helped raise funds for research on finding a cure for arthritis during Sunday’s Walk to Cure Arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation hosted the walk on Sunday, June 2 at Green Isle Park in Green Bay.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, one in every four Americans has arthritis, making it the nation’s leading cause of disability.  Two-thirds of those affected are under age 65, including 300,000 children.

The Development Director for the Green Bay Arthritis Foundation Phil Melnarik said residents attending the free walk helped raise funds to find a way to cure arthritis for good.

“It’s great for the community,” Melnarik said.  “This event is free, we don’t charge any registration fees so it’s strictly on donations that go straight back to supporting local programs and resources most importantly, research, since there is currently not a cure for arthritis.”

In addition, Melnarik said there were over 300 participants at the event and one-third of them suffer from arthritis.

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