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Nearly 1000 People Brave Frigid Temps for Jingle Bell Run in Richland

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RICHLAND, WA - The frigid temperatures Saturday morning didn't stop people from participating in this year's Jingle Bell Run at Howard Amon Park.

Nearly 1,000 people took part in the second annual run which helps raise money for arthritis research. The race included a 1K with elves, a 5K run and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Shirley Wotley has been living with rheumatoid arthritis for the past 35 years. She was also the honoree at the race. 

"Then your body...[arthritis] just eats away at your body and you just lose range of motion in places that you didn't expect...like I can't close my hands anymore and my feet have gotten worse," said Wotley.

arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States.  As of today, the race brought in more than $15,000.

 

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