Barberitos to host 'Heart of the Lion' fundraiser

Marley Lion.
Marley Lion.

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Barberitos on Johns Island is gearing up to host a fundraiser in the name of a 17-year-old who was shot and killed in a West Ashley Parking lot.

The restaurant will be raising money for Team Heart of the Lion on Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. In honor of Marley Lion, the team will be taking part in the 7th Annual Water Missions International "Walk for Water".

Marley Lion's family will be serving food during the fundraiser, with 20-percent of proceeds going to the team.

The Walk for Water will take place at Cannon Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 23.

"All the participants walk 3.5 miles and that's to symbolize the trek women and children in developing countries make every day for water," Water Missions International Special Events Coordinator Brittany Fogle said.

Over $100,000 has been raised for the walk, with Heart of the Lion leading the way amongst fundraisers.

Barberitos is located at 1739 Maybank Highway.

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