NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Hundreds of people walked around New Hanover County on Saturday to raise funds and awareness for life threatening diseases.
Victims of Lou Gehrig's Disease or ALS, premature babies, and even our four legged companions received the support of hundreds of citizens during the walks.
Over 300 dogs and their owners spent their day walking at Halyburton park to find a cure for cancer among canines. Others walked four miles around Greenfield Lake for the March of Dimes, and UNCW was the location of the ALS walk.
Organizers of the events say that in order to find a cure for any of these diseases, it's crucial to get the community involved. One participant of the walk to support the Lou Gehrig's Disease says she was happy with today's turnout.
"I'm surprised," said Jordan Corsany. "I'm glad everybody came out to support ALS and try to find a cure for it."
Organizers say they plan to hold more walks again next year.