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Hundreds of people gathered Saturday, September 7 at Alexandria's City Park for the fourth annual Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Walk. The event raises money to support families of children with the disease. Before the walk, the top fundraising teams were announced. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

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On Saturday, more than 300 people gathered at Alexandria's City Park for the fourth annual Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Walk.

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The event honors local children and adults who have lost their battle with CHD and the families that were affected by their loss. Plus, it's a fundraiser for Lasting Imprint, Inc., a local nonprofit organization that supports families of children with CHD. This year, the walk raised close to $17,000.

After the two-mile walk Saturday, families gathered at the park for music, food and lots of activities for kids.

At least one in 100 infants born each year have a heart defect. CHDs are the most common birth defect.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.
(320) 763-3133
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