American Heart Association raises awareness of number one killer in women

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 1st, to kick off American Heart Month. People are encouraged to wear red on this day. It's designed to bring awareness of the number one killer in women and how much it's preventable. Heart disease and stroke claim the lives of 1 in 3 women. Those two combined take more women's lives than all forms of cancer combined.

That's a scary fact when those things could be preventable. You can take action by getting a health screening or changing your lifestyle a bit. In order to treat, beat, prevent heart disease and stroke, women should understand family health history. They should also make healthy behavior changes like moving more, eating smart and managing blood pressure.

The Sioux Falls Go Red for Women event is on Tuesday, March 5th. Registration, social hour and the silent auction is from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM. That's followed by dinner and the program. The event is held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The event will raise funds to bring more awareness among women about this health threat of heart disease. Tickets are $125. You can find more information on the event here.