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"Walk for the Waiting" raises almost $200,000 for Ark. kids in crisis

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More than 1,000 people took steps for children in foster care Saturday morning.

The second annual "Walk for the Waiting" event, held at War Memorial Stadium, is a fundraiser for three organizations that work to help Arkansas kids in crisis. 

The CALL helps recruit and train foster families in 29 counties.

Project Zero works to find permanent homes for kids in state custody who are available for adoption.

Immerse Arkansas helps foster children who didn't get adopted when they age out of the foster care system.

Channel 7 visited two former foster children who were adopted. One of them, 12-year-old Hannah Cranford, raised $12,000 for the "Walk for the Waiting" event.

Cranford, from Little Rock, was this year's top individual fundraiser.

"Basically my dad went to Facebook, posted it and said, 'You know what, we want you to help us. We really want these children to have a family,'" Cranford said.

Saturday's walk raised almost $200,000. To donate, visit www.walkforthewaiting.org.

All donations will be used to improve the lives of Arkansas kids in crisis.