Thousands of hearts united

By Alicia Nieves

May 3, 2014 Updated May 3, 2014 at 7:20 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Thousands of people strolled through Binghamton University to raise money for a good cause.

They participated in the American Heart Association's 25th Anniversary Walk. People, mostly in teams, walked one to two miles and met with dozens of vendors.

Most of the vendors in attendance gave out or displayed information about heart disease and how to prevent it.

This walk is one of the biggest fundraisers for the American Heart Association of the Southern Tier and they said that is because almost anyone can relate to the cause.

"We've all been touched by this, family, friend or self. I am a heart survivor," said Jeff Greenblott, a volunteer at the event. "We all know someone who had heart disease, stroke, heart attack, or something so we are here for that support alone."

The money raised from the walk will go toward fighting heart disease. Much of it will go toward research, education, advocacy, and training on heart disease as well.