Published: Nov 02, 2013 9:37 AM EDT

Naples, Fla.- WINK News partnered with the American Heart Association for the annual Collier County Heart walk, to raise money and awareness to fight heart disease.

More than 4,000 Collier County area residents were expected to take steps to improve their heart health at the American Heart Association's Collier County Heart Walk at Cambier Park in downtown Naples.

Each year, the Collier County Heart Walk raises funds to fight heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 4 killers of all Americans. The event began at 8 a.m; the walk at 9 a.m.

The non-competitive, 5K-walk includes teams of employees from local companies, along with friends and family members of all ages. There was no registration fee to participate in the Collier County Heart Walk, although donations are encouraged. 

The Collier County Heart Walk is designed to be fun and family-friendly. It's part of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's My Heart. My Life. movement. This movement is a national rallying cry for change that encourages simple behavior adjustments to help people feel better and live longer.