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Conor Allen, the honoree in this year's Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Walk, led the event, which began at Alexandria City Park. (Contributed photo)

Putting their heart into it

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More than 350 people braved a chilly, windy morning on September 8 to help those with heart problems.

The 3rd annual Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Walk took place at City Park in Alexandria.


The two-mile walk raised more than $19,000 for CHD education and support.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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