Walk to Cure Arthritis held at Roger Williams Park

Arthritis Foundation
Arthritis Foundation banner. (Owen Fraga/WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Arthritis Foundation’s annual Walk to Cure Arthritis took place Sunday at Roger Williams Park.

Over 200 people took part to help raise money to find a cure, organizer Julia Moore said.

“We have over 100 more people then we did last year who registered and attended the event,” she added.

The walk was also attended by Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, who said the fight for a cure is personal to her as she lives with rheumatoid arthritis.

“Nearly one in four Rhode Islanders live with arthritis,” Matos said. “Together with the Arthritis Foundation, we’re ready to help raise both money and awareness to ensure that every person with arthritis can get the support they need to live life to the fullest.”

The event is expected to raise over $47,000 for the Arthritis Foundation.

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