The American Heart Association’s Heart & Stroke Walk is headed to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, Nov. 2. The event will kick off 8:30 a.m. with an opening ceremony, followed by a 9 a.m. 5-kilometer walk and run. There is no fee to participate, though fundraising for the association is encouraged.

Every year in Los Angeles County more than 16,000 individuals die from cardiovascular diseases, a release from the association read. The Heart & Stroke Walk is an annual fundraiser to fight those heart-related fatalities.

This year, event organizers aim to raise a combined $1.75 million at seven regional walks.

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