MADISON (WKOW)-- The American Heart Association is celebrating heart health month with an important message for women.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women.
Friday was National Wear Red day, an effort to make ending heart disease a reality.
Health officials say now is the time to take control of your health.
Their Go Red for Women campaign spreads the message that it is especially important for women to understand their personal risk factors and often over-looked common symptoms.
The AHA also holds the Girlfriends Challenge.
Nine local women will take part in a 12 week journey to better health.
As a proud sponsor of Go Red for Women, WKOW will be following those women on their journey.
Click on the camera icon to see an interview with Madison's American Heart Association Director.