Celebrating American Heart Association volunteers

By Jillian Marshall

June 2, 2014 Updated Jun 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) People in the Southern Tier have spent long hours dedicating their time to the American Heart Association. Those volunteers were honored Monday night.

The 2014 Heroes of Heart Awards was held at the Terra Cotta in Binghamton.

More than 100 people came out to the celebration and top awards were given out to special volunteers who have dedicated long hours.

Sonia Galan from Johnson City won "Volunteer of the Year" for her work on this year's Heart Walk.

Galan said she volunteers to remember her late father.

"It was a great opportunity to not just do something for the community, but something that hits close to home. To be able to give back to my father, even though he is not here and say, I'm here helping other people be aware," Galan said.

The Heroes of Heart Awards celebration was sponsored by Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York.