Halfmoon run raises money to fight arthritis

December 02, 2017 11:49 PM

HALFMOON – It was a perfectly brisk December morning for a holiday run on Saturday. The annual Jingle Bell Run bills itself as the largest holiday themed 5K race with a number of events being held throughout the country.

One of those races was in Halfmoon, where hundreds made their way through the course. Many were in holiday costumes and with jingle bells tied to their shoes. The goal of the event is to raise money for arthritis, the number one cause of disability in the country.

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“One in four people in this country have a doctor diagnosis of arthritis and some are kids under 16. That's one in 215 kids,” said Heidi Barcomb of the Northeastern New York chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. “The more money we raise for research and education, the better we can serve the arthritis community.”

More than 350 runners finished the race en route to raising nearly $40,000.


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