SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Thousands turn out for the 30th Syracuse Heart Walk to help fight heart disease and stroke by raising money for research, training, advocacy, and education.
The walk also celebrates and honors heart attack, heart surgery, and stroke survivors.
This year more than three thousand people came out for the event.
Those there say the event itself helps promote being heart healthy.
"I think that again exercise is the single most important thing you can do to reduce your risk from stroke and from heart attack and this is an event that promotes that very simple thing people can do," said David Page, Heart Walk Honorary Chairman.
Nearly $450,000 was raised at this year's Syracuse Heart Walk.
Over the past three decades of the Heart Walk in Syracuse, the community has helped raised more than $5 million.