Sherbrooke’s Walk for Arthritis raises $14,500 for research

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Sherbrooke’s Walk for Arthritis raises $14,500 for research
The Tisdel and Lapointe family have participated in the Walk for Arthritis for four years now. Shannie Lapointe Roy and her sons William and Alexis were ambassadors for the event on Sunday in Sherbrooke and were accompanied by their father and sister as well. (Photo : Emilie Hackett)

By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record – Over 105 walkers gathered at Lucien-Blanchard Park in Sherbrooke, raising $14,500 for arthritis research and programs during the third annual edition of the Walk for Arthritis in the city on Sunday, June 2. Sherbrooke’s Walk for Arthritis counted four ambassadors: Shannie Roy Lapointe, 37, her sons William and Alexis Tisdel, 11 and 17, and Jordan Dumas, 12.
“Our entire family is attending the walk today. We are five members, and three of us are affected by arthritis,” said Roy Lapointe, referring to herself and her two sons. “We’ve been attending the walk for many years because we want to show our children the importance of being proactive with their illness, and of course to help raise funds and awareness about the different research and programs for arthritis.” See full story in the Tuesday, June 4 edition of The Record.

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