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Jingle all the way for Arthritis awareness

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Runners at the 2019 Peoria Jingle Bell 5k Run.

Peoria, Ill. (HOI) - The weather Saturday morning was perfect for a run in the park.

You could have gone out in a hoodie, ugly Christmas sweater or a holiday onesie. That was the popular fashion choice for the 2019 Peoria Jingle Bell run at the Riverplex.

Races were held across the country to raise awareness about the number one cause of disability. Arthritis affects one in every four adults and 300,000 children. As it stands, there is no cure.

"Arthritis is so debilitating, especially for family that we know," said Lisa Sherman, Sleigh What Team Member. "Hopefully we can raise some money and help figure out the problem."

Local runners were able to raise over $18,800 for the Arthritis Foundation.

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Mike Miletich

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