The Kern County chapter of the American Heart Association is aiming to raise about $240,000 through its heart and stroke walk scheduled for Oct. 17 at Cal State-Bakersfield.
Chairwoman Teresa Henry said sign-ups began Thursday.
“We’re looking to have at least 2,000 to 2,500 walkers,” she said. “Also, we’re looking the have about 45 teams.”
Henry said the organization is also trying to entice area runners with the inclusion of a timed 5K.
– Anthony Pollreisz