Formerly known as the Arthritis Walk, the Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature event to raise funds to prevent, control and cure the nation’s leading cause of disability. On Saturday, the event comes to Winona Lake.
Several hundred residents are expected to participate in the 2014 local Walk to Cure Arthritis — even dogs are invited to walk.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Winona Lake Senior Center, 1509 Park Ave., in Winona Lake. The walk will step off at 10 a.m.
Arthritis is a crippling disease that impacts more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children — or approximately 22 percent of the United States population. The disease costs the U.S. economy $128 billion a year, and is a more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer, or even diabetes.
Funds raised through Walk to Cure Arthritis events across the country will go toward programs, research and advocacy initiatives to help people today while finding a cure for tomorrow.
To learn about the Warsaw/Winona Lake Walk to Cure Arthritis, visit arthritis.org.