Utica, NY (WIBX) - The kick-off event to this year's America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk Weekend was held last Thursday night at the Masonic Care Community in Utica.

The Heart Run and Walk will be taking place on Saturday, March 3rd.

The goal for this year is $1,119,000.

Just over $1.1 million was raised last year.

This year's Red Cap Ambassadors are Russell Arant, Krysta DeRosia, Tim O'Connor and Maria Palmer.

The 41st annual WIBX Heart Radiothon will be taking place on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd.