Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital hosted a special walk on Sunday to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis.
The inaugural walk will raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The walk brought people together who have been personally affected by the disease.
"I lost my son, Donovan, he was 27 years old. The things that we did and he helped them at the hospital and was in their tests and studies and I think he would want us to continue," said Barbara Prince, Jane Lew resident.
Dinnia Sands was also at the walk and has cystic fibrosis. She was walking for not only herself, but her friends.
"I had a couple of friends that lost their lives to it, so I'm also walking for that. I just want people to know how hard it really is, but you can live a very productive life, a very productive life. I want to be an inspiration and let them continue to fight the fight for cystic fibrosis," said Sands.
Organizers said that the 5K length walk will become an annual event.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation aims to find a cure for the disease.
For more information on the foundation visit the website here.