For the 25th year, residents will gather at Binghamton Universtiy in May to raise awareness about the importance of heart health.
The Southern Tier American Heart Association is busy preparing for the Annual Heart Walk. Last year, over 1200 residents took steps to promote healthy hearts. Organizers say heart attacks and heart disease are the leading cause of death in America.
"So we need to really keep that conscious in our minds and the Heart Walk does that. It gives us an opportunity to celebrate survivors, to remember some of the people we've lost over the years. But more than anything, it really gives us the opportunity to show awareness and a rally cry around the need to fight for heart disease," said Gina Chapman of the Southern Tier American Heart Association.
She says this year they hope to raise over $250,000 which will go towards research and getting life saving information to those who need it. To register for the walk visit www.heartwalk.org.
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