GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The 2014 Grand Rapids Walk to Cure Arthritis is in the books.
Organizers say more than 500 people filled John Ball Park Zoo for the May 3 event, which raised more than $84,000 to support Arthritis Foundation programs.
The event honored three-year-old Mackenzie Proefrock of Norton Shores, who was diagnosed with arthritis at age two.
“Arthritis is a terrible disease,” said her mother, Jeanne. “We are very grateful to all the people who came to today’s event. We know that, with their support, we can and will find a cure.”
More than 2.3 million adults and 10,300 children in Michigan have arthritis- 31 percent of the population.