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2009 Arthritis Walk

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Hundreds commit to move together to prevent and treat arthritis at the 2009 Arthritis Walk Columbus at the Columbus Civic Center.

The walk helped raise money life-improving programs to help more than 1.8 million Georgians who are living with arthritis.  

The event featured a 1.3 mile course, food and entertainment for the whole family.

Honorees Mike and Shila Gaymon were impressed by the number of people who showed up to support the cause, "It's a great day and we got hundreds and hundreds of volunteers out here, and lots of people walking. And as we said it's all about bringing the awareness and arthritis is something we need to support the cure of."

Exercise, especially walking, is a particularly effective tool in managing arthritis.

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