PAWTUCKET, RI- All dressed up in festive holiday costumes, people are running to raise money to help find a cure for arthritis.
Inside Slater Park, runners wore holiday costumes and tied bells to their shoelaces for the Jingle Bell 5k.
The event raises funds to fight the disease that affects 1 in 5 people including children.
Jennifer Generazeo's two daughters have juvenile arthritis. She said, "We are involved with the Arthritis Foundation to raise funds for to hopefully, eventually, find a cure for arthritis so that kids like mine or kids who suffer a lot more that mine, can finally not have to anymore."
For more than 20 years, the Jingle Bell Run–Walk has raised an average of $15,000 a year to support programs and those battling this disease.