Over 700 community members descended upon Binghamton University to walk for an end to heart disease.

For the 35th year, the Southern Tier Heart Walk saw teams of local families, friends and businesses fundraise in support of the American Heart Association.

Alongside the main event, local health groups and businesses tabled in support of the cause alongside CPR training being provided to participants.

Ed Sabanegh, chairman for this year's walk and CEO of Guthrie, explained what motivates locals to walk every year.

"Southern tier has heart," Sabanegh said. These folks are all committed to improving the health. We've all in our families seen heart disease, stroke and these sorts of things affect our families. This is about preventing that, and people are committed."

In total, over 375,000 dollars were raised at this year's walk, and donations are still being accepted until May 28th at southerntierheartwalk.org.