Duluth, Minn (NNCNOW.com) -- Ten Northland women kicked off the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women's healthy heart challenge tonight.
They were picked from a pool of women with a family history of heart disease.
During the next 10 weeks challengers are hoping to improve health numbers, lose weight and set an example for friends and family.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women and the challenge aims to prevent the disease in women.
"The 10 week program includes nurse practitioner a dietician and a fitness center, so they get to work out with a trainer for the 10 weeks and it's an absolutely life changing experience," said Stacey Askelson, Chair of Go Red for Women Luncheon.
The challengers will showcase their progress at the Northland Go Red For Women Luncheon in March.
Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.