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The Wilmington Arthritis Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, will honor the memory of the late Ivey Hayes, who struggled with arthritis for many years.
Though this year’s walk honors the memory of local artist, Ivey Hayes, who struggled with arthritis for many years, Candice Fuller, area branch director of the Arthritis Foundation, said it honors many other faces of arthritis.
“We have a little 6-year-old girl, Sarah Pickron, who has had arthritis since she was a year and a half,” Fuller said. “Adult honoree, David Rutland is in his 30s and developed it when he was a young man in the Navy … Ivey was an older guy and maybe the kind of person people expect to have arthritis. What they don’t know is that two-thirds of the population who have it are under the age of 65.”
There is no registration fee, but those who donate $10 or more to benefit arthritis treatment and research will receive raffle tickets. Donors of $25 receive an Arthritis Walk T-shirt, and donors of $100 or more receive a T-shirt and an incentive prize. Leashed dogs are welcomed. To register, call 919-250-0433 or visit www.arthritiswalkwilmington.org
Want to go?
2012 Wilmington Arthritis Walk
Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9-11:30 a.m.
Hugh MacRae Park
Free, plus donations