Arthritis Foundation hosts annual fundraiser

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The nonprofit Arthritis Foundation is holding its signature fundraising event May 4.

The 2013 Arthritis Walk begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4 at Marine Park, 4400 S.E. Columbia Way. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

There is no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation.

The local walk raises money for camp JAM (Juvenile Arthritis Matters) — a weekend retreat for children and teens with juvenile arthritis and their families. The camp allows families from Washington, Oregon and Alaska to meet other families, learn about juvenile arthritis and have fun in a supportive setting where arthritis is not a limiting factor, according to event organizers.

For more information and to register for the walk, visit the event website, www.vancouverportlandarthritiswalk.kintera.org.