Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
Arthritis affects 1.3 million people in NE Ohio (Source: WOIO)
Arthritis affects 1.3 million people in NE Ohio (Source: WOIO)
Walkers and runners cheered fellow racers in Legacy Village (Source: WOIO)
Walkers and runners cheered fellow racers in Legacy Village (Source: WOIO)
Racers of all ages took part in the annual 5k (Source: WOIO)
Racers of all ages took part in the annual 5k (Source: WOIO)
Harry Boomer and Laura DeMaria emcee the annual Jingle Bell Walk/Run for Arthritis (Source: WOIO)
Harry Boomer and Laura DeMaria emcee the annual Jingle Bell Walk/Run for Arthritis (Source: WOIO)

LYNDHURST, OH (WOIO) - The weather could not have been much better for the annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis 5k Sunday.

The race is the Arthritis Foundation's yearly holiday-themed event that raises money to fight and cure arthritis.

Walkers and runners dressed in their most festive holiday gear for the event at Legacy Village.

Cleveland 19's Harry Boomer and Laura DeMaria served as celebrity emcees for the big race.

Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America, affecting more than 50 million people. That's about one in five adults.

In northeast Ohio, nearly 1.3 million people of all ages have been diagnosed with arthritis.

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