BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -- A milestone anniversary for the Southern Tier American Heart Association.
On Saturday, about 1,000 people took part in the 25th annual Heart Walk at Binghamton University.
The AHA said one of every three adults in the U.S. has some form of heart disease or has had a stroke. Organizers said many of these illnesses are preventable and that's why it's important for the community to be aware about the disease.
“Problems can happen, but there's also cures out there. People need to be taken care of and people help us out,” said Jeffrey Greenblott, Heart Walk volunteer. “There's education, there's research and a lot of people are surviving now. We're survivors we're out there working still and you do what you can do.”
The walk raised $200,000 all of which will go to support the American Heart Association's research, training, advocacy and education.