ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - This weekend community members came out to support causes all across Central Louisiana. Hundreds gathered at the Red River
Amphitheater for the Muscular Dystrophy Muscle Walk.
The walk course was set along the river. Many participants were there to support a loved one's fight or to honor their memory.
Walkers helped raise $16,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Their main goal is to free families from the life-threatening effects of the disease, which causes a progressive weakening of the muscles.
They had music and crafts. Kids could make a paper kite or an inspirational sign, in honor of a fighter.
The Lewis family recently found out their oldest son Aiden had a form of the disease. They said MDA has provided a network of support.
"Once we knew what we were dealing with and what we had, it was burden off of us," said father Chris Lewis. "Because we had been chasing so many different rabbits and things like that. It has all come full circle and now we are a part of the Muscular Dystrophy family. We are just out here supporting our son and these other children with different conditions."
Many local businesses also helped support including: Cleco, Rapides Regional Medical Center, Antoon Enterprises, Snell, Taboo Harley Davidson and Hill-Rom.
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