LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — On Saturday, the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in Lynchburg raised more than $60,000 to support scientific research that will help save lives amid the battle against heart disease and stroke.

Organizers and participants were excited to return to an in-person format for the Lynchburg Heart Walk after going virtual amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“It was such a blessing. Those relationships really fuel you, as well as being out and enjoying the outdoors and it was wonderful raising lifesaving funds for our mission,” said Elizabeth Vail, senior development director for the American Heart Association.

As of this writing, the American Heart Association says it raised $63,862.10 out of its $110,000 goal.

To read more about the results and the fundraisers from the 2022 Lynchburg Heart Walk, click here.