The American Heart Association kicked off American Heart Month on the Central Coast with a "Breakfast in Red" in Lompoc on Saturday.
Those who turned out heard from speakers who talked about the warning signs of stress and what women can do to better manage their stress and improve their heart health.
Local heart disease survivor Michele Mallet also shared her story.
She was 43-years-old when she suffered cardiac arrest caused by a spontaneous tear in an artery.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women.
The first Friday of every February is designated as National Wear Red Day. People are encouraged to wear red to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke.
This year, National Wear Red Day falls on February 7.