CLEVELAND -- Kites are helping friends and family send a special message to their loved ones this weekend.

Hospice of the Western Reserve organized Hearts in Flight.

People sent wishes and thoughts to those struggling with terminal illnesses by writing messages on the kites.

The event also raised money to help Hospice continue to bring in art, music and pet therapy for its patients.

"We've been really with people in the most challenging times in their lives, bringing peace and understanding and comfort to patients and families that have struggled with terminal illness," said Bill Finn, Hospice of the Western Reserve CEO, "and it's our hope and desire to continue to do this for the folks that will need our care in the future."

It was a beautiful day for the event. Participants also got to pose with Batman, Catwoman and pet some animals.