The Southern Oregon Arthritis Walk will be held 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at Bear Creek Park, 1520 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford.

The Southern Oregon Arthritis Walk will be held 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at Bear Creek Park, 1520 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford.

The event is part of numerous similar walks held nationwide to raise funds and awareness against the leading cause of disability in the U.S. There are three- and one-mile courses and family activities. Participants can walk in honor of a friend or family member with arthritis, or if they have arthritis themselves. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Donations are accepted for participants. To form a team, volunteer or get more information, visit southernoregonarthritiswalk.kintera.org, or call the Arthritis Foundation at 503-245-5695.