Putting their heart into itMore 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.
By: Al Edenloff, Alexandria Echo Press
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.
Organized by Lasting Imprint, this year’s walk recognized 15-year-old Conor Allen of Alexandria. He was born with multiple congenital heart defects and spent his first year of life at Children’s Hospital. Conor has had 13 surgeries, seven of them were open heart.
The event included music, food, face painting, a balloon artist, bounce house, fire truck, tinsel hair decorating and more. Prizes were awarded to the top fundraisers.
Organizers thanked all of the companies that made the event possible, either through donations or participating that day. They also thanked all the volunteers who worked so hard to make the walk a success, and the individuals who participated that morning and/or have donated.
Lasting Imprint is a non-profit corporation established by individuals committed to fighting congenital heart defects. For more information, visit the website www.lastingimprint.org or contact Lindsey Buttweiler at Lindsey.firstname.lastname@example.org or (320) 491-7391.