The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement and the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute’s awareness campaign The Heart Truth teamed up to bring us this years Go Red For Women/Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show 2014.
What makes this show super fun is that celebrities (not professional models) walk down the runway showing off the Red Dress Collection and using their star power to raise awareness on heart disease. The Red Dress Fashion Show has kicked off New York Fashion Week since 2003 and some of the celebrities this year were Nene Leakes, AnnaSophia Robb, Colbie Caillat, Gina Torres, Giada Pamela De Laurentiis and Bella Thorne in designer red gowns created by Badgley Mischka, Herve L. Leroux, Marc Bouwer, Cushnie et Ochs, Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen, Pamella Rowland and others.
Jill Hennessy wearing Dennis Blasso
Gina Torres wearing Marchesa
AnnaSophia Robb wearing Alice + Olivia
Sasha Cohen wearing Marc Bouwe
Victoria Justice wearing Oscar de la Renta
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease affects women of all ethnicity.
Go Red Fact
• Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for African-American women, killing
nearly 50,000 annually.
• Only 43% of African American women and 44%of Hispanic women know that heart disease is
their greatest health risk, compared with 60% of Caucasian women.
• Of African-American women ages 20 and older, 48.9% have cardiovascular disease. Yet, only
20% believe they are at risk.
• Only 50% of African-American women are aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
• Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than Caucasian women.
• Only 3 in 10 Hispanic women say they have been informed that they are at a higher risk.
• Only 1 in 4 Hispanic women is aware of treatment options.
Americans are urged to take the Go Red Challenge on today February 7. By simply wearing red, one can help raise awareness for Cardiovascular Disease and encourage the continued fight for better health in women.
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