GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—More than 450 people are expected to fill John Ball Park Zoo Saturday, but not because of the animals.
They’re signed up to take part in the 2014 Grand Rapids Walk to Cure Arthritis.
The event, benefiting the Arthritis Foundation, is a non-competitive event aimed at raising awareness and money to help Michiganders who have arthritis. This year’s honoree is 3-year-old Mackenzie Proefrock of Norton Shores. She is among the more than 300,000 children nationwide diagnosed with juvenile arthritis.
Participants in this year’s walk will enjoy refreshments, music, massages and other family-friendly activities. Those who donate $25 or more will be given admission to the zoo.
WZZM 13’s Jennifer Pascua will emcee this year’s event, which begins at 10 a.m.