The second annual Walk to End Child Abuse in Hancock raised more than $11,000, money that was distributed recently to organizations that benefit children and help fight child abuse in the Tri-State area, according to Dee Myers.
The Walk to End Child Abuse was organized by family members of Justice Christopher Calvin Myers-Cannon and Bella Appel, both of whom died as a result of child abuse.
Dee Myers is the grandmother of Justice.
The walk took place on April 28 and more than 350 people participated, said Dianne McCusker, the great-grandmother of Bella.
The money raised was presented to the organizations on July 10 during a dinner at the Golden Corral in Hagerstown, Myers said.
The Safe Place Child Advocacy Center of Washington County received $4,500, as did the Safe Haven Satellite Center in Morgan County, W.Va.
Safe Place is an agency that investigates allegations of physical and sexual abuse against children, and provides counseling and support services for the children, Washington County Assistant State’s Attorney Brett Wilson said.