Santa’s Run as Part of an Initiative for Arthritis

Though hard to believe for the eyes, but the sight of numerous Santa's jogging on Sunday morning in Regina was not a figment of imagination but reality. The running Santa Clauses were a part of the Jingle Bell Walk and Run for Arthritis organized by the Arthritis Society.

The event was started off at 10AM in the morning from the Conexus Arts Centre. The annual affair involved participants wearing seasonal costumes and tie jingle bells to their shoes for the event and can run, walk or jog to the finish line.

According to the Arthritis Society, the number of people, who happen o suffer from the condition in Saskatchewan are around 150,000, with those affected by the condition in Regina alone, amounting to 29,874.

Apart from the annual affair held in Regina there was a Jingle Walk and Run held in Northeast Wisconsin by the Arthritis Foundation. Though many people took part in the 5km run, there were others, who opted for a
1km walk to show their support for the event.

The event held in Appleton was organized on Saturday morning and would be held in Oshkosh the next time on the coming Saturday.

While talking about the annual affair the Event Organizer, Vicki Botany stated that the number of children suffering from juvenile arthritis in the state was around5, 400, with over a million adults affected by the condition in Wisconsin alone. She added that the event apart from organizing money was also instrumental in raising awareness about the dreaded condition.