The 28th annual Walk for Life benefiting the Community Pregnancy Center of Lake Norman, which has two locations — Mooresville and Huntersville — was held on the morning of Oct. 5 at LangTree Lake Norman, 150 Landings Dr., Mooresville.

Jean Mims, executive director of the Mooresville center, welcomed everyone and thanked them for coming. She pointed out the little hearts which decorated the railing area at the start of the walk.

Those 37 hearts, Mims noted, “represent the little hearts that are beating this morning because the moms that came to the center chose life.”

Following the opening prayer by Pastor David Giles of Abundant Life Foursquare Church, the walkers were sent on their way. Walkers, some in costume, some pushing strollers, some with their four-legged friends, made their way across the bridge and around a portion of LangTree Lake Norman.

Walkers were treated to some refreshments during which time Mims presented prizes for the most money raised.

Prizes went to the fundraiser who raised the most money. This was Sheri Shaffer who raised $9,345; the adult winner was Julie Cox with $3,500; youth winner was Michael Fabrize with $1,540.

Total money raised from the event was $75,636.

The church with the most participating walkers received a special plaque. This went to Watermark Church of Troutman.

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