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A local marathon runner is helping organize Fort St. John’s first ever walk/run for arthritis.

Co-organizer Barbara Polehoykie will be participating in the Boston Marathon in April 2010. She says 25 per cent of the donations will go towards sending her to compete, but the remaining funds go to the BC/Yukon Arthritis Association.

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She has also been collecting bottles for the cause, and hopes that her work pays off. She hopes that she will raise ten thousand dollars in total.

Now, Polehoykie says the walk/run will be an eight kilometre journey through the walking trails behind the Northern Lights College. She encourages anybody to take part, especially those with arthritis.

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Sign-ups start at nine-o’clock at the College, and the events starts at ten o’clock. Polehoykie says the event is by donations, and there will be awards handed out after the walk/run.

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