The American Heart Association (AHA) is holding its annual Heart Walk this Sunday (April 9) on the campus of SUNY Broome.  The walk is the primary fund-raiser for the AHA in the Southern Tier.

This year's goal is to raise $250,000.  Money raised goes for advocacy and research in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

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Heart disease is the leading killer of people in our country. Treatment and prevention methods continue to advance.  But much more can be done.

You can register online for the walk by going to: southerntierheartwalk.org.  You can also register at the event on Sunday beginning at 10 AM.  Inside the Ice Center there will be exhibits from various health agencies and information on ways to improve your health.

At 11:30 AM opening ceremonies will begin in front of the Ice Center.  The walk is held on campus and attracts people of all ages.  Following the walk participants can return to the Ice Center for food from Subway and other sponsors.

WNBF's Roger Neel will take part in the walk.  Neel will also broadcast live from the event beginning at 10 AM on the WNBF Sunday Polka Party with Steve Krall.