Rome, NY (WIBX) - The kick-off event for America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk Weekend was held last night at AmeriCU Credit Union in Rome.

The Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, March 2rd at Utica College.

The goal is $1.43 million.

This year's Red Cap Ambassadors are Anthony Amodio, Makaila DellAnno, Nathan Hurlbut, Leonard Vetere and Audrey Strong.

The WIBX Heart Radiothon will be held on Friday, March 1st from 7:00 to 7:00 and Saturday the 2nd from 5:00 to 1:00 at Utica College.

For more information visit www.uticaheartunwalk.org.