Heart Disease Survivors Speak at Go Red For Women Luncheon

Heart disease kills one woman every minute.  On Friday, a group of women got together to try and change that.

At the Go Red For Women luncheon, heart disease survivors and motivational speakers shared their stories to raise money for research.  Guests also won raffle prizes and ate some heart-healthy foods. Channel Eight sponsored the event and our own Jill Nelson emceed.

One heart disease survivor says she wants to share her story because heart disease can happen to you even if you don't think you're at risk.

“My blood pressure was low, I eat well, I exercise, but I don't think I ever realized what a big role stress plays in it… and I think, like all women, I struggle to get enough sleep,” said Linda Robinson Rutz, a heart disease survivor.

Some ways to prevent heart disease and reduce stress are staying active, staying away from fried foods and choosing not to smoke.

For more information, visit www.GoRedForWomen.org