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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)

Putting their hearts into it

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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.


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.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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