Beach Walk raises $7,000

Young participants in Sunday's beach walk show off their angel and warrior costumes.

More than 200 people took part in a beach walk Sunday morning to help raise funds for charities dedicated to helping people with heart conditions.

According to organizers, more than $7,000 was raised at the Heart Warriors and Angels Beach Walk.

The walk, which raised money for Hart for Hearts and the Cayman Heart Fund, was held in the memory of Cristiano McKenzie and Nolan Evans, two young children who lost their battles with heart disease.

In keeping with the theme of the walk, which was held during Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, some of the participants gamely dressed as angels and warriors for the 2-kilometer walk along Seven Mile Beach.

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