Hundreds gathered with holiday spirit to fight arthritis

Jingle Bell run

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Hundreds of people got together at Camp Mabry Sunday afternoon to take part in the Arthritis Jingle Bell Run to raise money for arthritis in adults and children.

The annual event includes a 5K run and a one-mile walk for people of all ages. The runners were encouraged to wear their festive holiday attire while raising money to make a difference in the battle against arthritis. The run took place Sunday in Austin and in over 100 other cities across the country.

The holiday charity event is on it’s third year as an Austin tradition. In partnership with the Jingle Bell Run, The Central Texas Arthritis Foundation also honors some of those enduring the challenge of arthritis, medical professionals and sponsors who are helping bring light to the illness.

About 330,000 people in Texas suffer from arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

To learn more and get involved, visit their website.

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