BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield American Heart Association held their 'Go Red for Women Luncheon" to raise awareness for heart disease amongst women, Friday.
Close to 400 people were expected to attend the luncheon which included a healthy eating seminar, speakers and a fashion show at the Doubletree Hotel in Bakersfield
"We want them to walk away with an opportunity for education to lead a heart healthy lifestyle," said Robin Fleming with the Go Red Women's Conference.
Heart disease is the number one killer amongst women and takes the lives of 1 in 3 women each year.
"Heart disease is actually bigger an issue than all cancers combined for women. In Kern County it's actually a huge problem because we are 58 out of 58 counties in California for heart disease among women," Fleming said.
Experts believe the disease is as preventable as it is deadly.
Quick tips for women to reduce their risk of heart disease, include:
- Exercise regularly
- Eat healthy
- Manage stress/ blood pressue
- Quit smoking