June 3, 2018 2:58 pm

Walk for Arthritis takes over Halifax Oval

The Walk for Arthritis typically takes place on the first Sunday in June.

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Dozens of people braved the cool weather in Halifax on Sunday morning to lace up their shoes and hit the Emera Oval.

The Walk for Arthritis is an annual, community-based event that includes people of all ages.

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More than six million people are currently impacted by arthritis. By 2035, its estimated one in four Canadians will be affected by the disease.

The Walk for Arthritis is considered a signature fundraising event for the non-profit society. In Nova Scotia, the goal was to raise $82,000 to help fund research and initiatives.

“One of the things we’re raising money for is research and that’s both to find a cure and also to help those today that are living with arthritis,” said Susan Tilley-Russell, executive director of the Atlantic region of the Arthritis Society.

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In total, the Walk for Arthritis took place in 13 different communities across Atlantic Canada.

Organizers say if you didn’t get a chance to participate but still want to help out, donations can be made on their website.

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