COLUMBUS--A day in the life of the average woman can be stressful. This may lead any woman to be tired, not get enough sleep or experience a bout of indigestion.

Morgan Kapels, event chairperson of the Go Red for Women event, said these signs can oftentimes lead to something serious.

“As women, we have so many different roles,” Kapels said. “We’re mothers, daughters, workers, doctors or anything of that sort. We can get tired from all the busy-ness and pass off these warning signs as no big deal. But all of those symptoms can be heart disease.”

More information on the disease was offered through the 8th annual Go Red for Women event held Wednesday at Ramada-Columbus.

Go Red, Kapels said, is meant to education and empower women to take control of their heart health.

“Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women,” she said. “It’s so important that we know all we can to prevent the disease and understand the signs before serious damage happens.”

The event comprised of a social hour, silent auction and videos providing latest breaks in heart health research.

All funds raised during the program go directly to the American Heart Association.