The 30th anniversary of the Southern Tier Heart Walk is scheduled for Sunday, April 7 on the SUNY Broome campus. The event raises money and support in the fight against heart disease and stroke. The goal for this year's event is $300,000.  Money raised helps fund research and education in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Participants are urged to join family, friends and work colleagues in walking and contributing to the American Heart Association.  Well over one thousand people are expected to participate along with dozens of businesses and health organizations.

The event is held entirely on the SUNY Broome campus and begins and ends outside the Ice Center.  Opening ceremonies begin at 11:30 A.M.  Registration can be done online at:

Southerntierheartwalk.org

There will also be registration beginning at 10 A.M. at the walk site inside the Ice Center.  There will be a large number of heart-healthy displays inside the Ice Center.  At 11:00 A.M. there will be a Kids Fun Run.  Following completion of the walk participants are invited to closing ceremonies and refreshments inside the Ice Center.

News Radio 1290 is a sponsor of the walk and has been associated with the event since its inception 30 years ago.  WNBF's Roger Neel will broadcast live from the Ice Center prior to the walk on Sunday morning.