Walk-Run Raises $40,000 For Children's Foundation

At Bergfeld Park in Tyler, a group of walkers was taking "big steps for little hearts."

They raised an estimated $40,000 for the St. Paul Children's Foundation, an outreach ministry in Tyler.

The 5-K run and 1-mile walk was sponsored by the Tyler Cancer Center and other local donors. The foundation's president says he's pleased with today's turnout.

"This is our very first run, and I am just amazed at the participation," Donald Richards said. "With so many children and so many young adults, and all our volunteers have been out here, it's just wonderful."

The money raised goes toward programs such as the Pediatric Dental Clinic and the "Wonderful Wednesday" After-School program.

Julie Tam, reporting.