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Jingle Bell Run Raises $50K for Arthritis Foundation

The annual run at Northville Downs was Saturday.

The 2013 Jingle Bell Run's honoree is 5-year-old Zach Fradkin, of Dearborn, who was diagnosed at 18 months old with juvenile arthritis. Credit: Arthritis Foundation
The 2013 Jingle Bell Run's honoree is 5-year-old Zach Fradkin, of Dearborn, who was diagnosed at 18 months old with juvenile arthritis. Credit: Arthritis Foundation

There were 900 runners and walkers in Northville Saturday for the Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Northville Downs.

The group raised more than $50,000 to help Michiganders with arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability, through the Arthritis Foundation. 

Participants dressed in their most creative holiday-themed costumes and tied bells to their shoes. The events included a chip-timed 5K run or walk and fun runs for kids, plus a post-race celebration with refreshments, medals awarded to the top finishers in 13 age categories and prizes for best costume, largest team and biggest fundraiser.

Arthritis affects people of all ages and origins.  This year's honoree was 5-year-old Zach Fradkin, of Dearborn, who was diagnosed at 18 months old with juvenile arthritis.

Learn more about the Arthritis Foundation and its programs online.

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