CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Thousands of rubber ducks were released at the US National Whitewater Center Sunday for the annual KinderMourn Hope Floats duck race.
The ducks race down the rapids to raise money for a Charlotte-based organization called KinderMourn, which provides hope for parents and families dealing with the loss of a child.
NBC Charlotte's Larry Sprinkle Sunday hosted and emceed the event
KinderMourn help grieving parents, children and teens by offering support and counseling programs, creating awareness of bereavement issues and empowering the community to effectively assist those who have suffered an unthinkable loss. The Hope Floats duck race raised $135,000 last year
"Each duck represents hope. We have families that form teams in memory of their lost loved ones and for them to see those ducks in the water, it's a sign that the community supports them, and it's a sign of hope," Penny Hawkins, Director of Development at KinderMourn said.
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