LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Hundreds of people from the Jones County area gathered at Gardiner Park in Laurel Saturday to participate in an annual event which helps fight heart disease.
More than 40 teams took part in the 2014 Jones County Heart Walk for the American Heart Assn.
The event raised more than $95,000 for that organization.
This year for the first time, the walk was combined with a 5K run.
Pre-walk activities included a ceremony for children who've survived heart disease and a balloon release in honor of those who've died because of it.