The 28th Annual Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association was held today (Sunday) at SUNY Broome.  Over $245,000 was raised and over 2,000 participants walked or made donations to the Heart Association. The amount makes this year's walk one of most successful in the event's history.

Following a stretch of cold and dismal weather the Heart Walk was blessed with sunshine and temperatures in the 50's.

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Along with individual participants hundreds took part by walking with their family, team or business.

Donations credited to the Heart Walk can still be made through the end of April by going online to Southerntierheartwalk.org.  Money raised goes to fund education, training and advocacy in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Tim Strong,Director of Business Development for Visions Federal Credit Union, was the volunteer chairman for the walk.  Visions Federal Credit Union was the platform sponsor for the 2017 Heart Walk.

Kristy Smorol, Communications Director for the American Heart Association,will talk about the success of this year's Heart Walk with Roger Neel tomorrow (Monday) morning at 7:25 on News Radio 1290 WNBF.