Walk/run brings in $21K for arthritis group

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Columbia Way — The Vancouver Arthritis Walk raised more than $21,000 to further the Arthritis Foundation’s efforts to control and cure arthritis and related diseases, and improve lives affected by the illness. More than 400 walkers participated in the May 15 event that began at Marine Park. Some participants walked in honor of a friend or family member with arthritis, while others, who were designated by blue hats, had some form of arthritis. Aloma Cole, 69, and Faith McIntosh, 9, both of Vancouver, served as grand marshals. Cole has osteoarthritis and has had both knees replaced. McIntosh was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at age 2 and is now in remission.