Enger Tower, Northland, go red for women, heart disease awareness

By KBJR News 1

February 7, 2014 Updated Feb 7, 2014 at 7:31 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - As the sun set Friday evening, Enger Tower was bathed in red light as part of a National movement to wear red for women.

Friday is National Wear Red Day, as part of an effort by the American Heart Association to bring awareness to heart disease's impact on women.

According to the AHA, it's the number one killer of women in the United States.

Here in the Northland, the Go Red Makeover Challenge features 10 women who kicked off a heart health makeover in December.

The women's goals include reducing stress, losing weight, and reading nutrition labels in the name of a healthy heart, and life.

For Challenger Sheila Depre, her decision to get heart healthy comes from her family history.

"I come from a family where there's been heart disease, and some strokes," said Depre, "so, I just wanted to make sure that I'm making some positive lifestyle changes."

The group's full progress will be highlighted at the Northland Go Red for Women luncheon at the DECC, in Duluth, on March 5th.