Annual Jingle Bell Run aims to find cure for arthritis

Posted at 4:46 PM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 16:46:45-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Grab your Christmas costume or your workout clothes and help find a cure for arthritis Saturday at the Jingle Bell Run.

The 5-K fun run and walk will benefit the young and old in Central Virginia.

Eight-year-old Kyleigh Broomall, who was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis when she was two years old, is one of the people who will be walking for a cure.

Kyleigh Broomall,

Kyleigh Broomall

According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are 300,000 children like Kyleigh in the U.S.

Kyleigh and her family said it is important to bring awareness so they can help find a solution.

“Then the people with arthritis could be cured and feel much much better,” Kyleigh said.

The run starts at 8 a.m. at Mary Munford Elementary School.

The goal is to raise $45,000 this year. Right now the arthritis foundation is less than $5,000 short of the goal.

There is still time to register. Click here to join in the fun.