By Lynn Ponder: Because of my passion to educate and create awareness for a better and healthier life, I was thrilled to be invited to attend The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show in New York. The Red Dress Collection is part of The Heart Truth campaign, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The campaign reminds women that everyone has a role to play in the fight against heart disease. The Red Dress Collection 2013 Fashion Show is presented by Diet Coke with support from partner WebMD.
This year, the campaign wants women to know that every woman has a role to play and a story to share in the fight against heart disease. In addition to the celebrity voices amplifying the issue of women’s heart health, The Heart Truth will highlight stories of women who have survived and triumphed over heart disease and its risk factors. For the first time, the Red Dress Collection featured a non-celebrity who has worked to improve her heart health. The woman chosen this year, is a 55-year old from Brooklyn, Conn.
Celebrating women’s heart health and the powerful impact of the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness — the Red DressSM — the show kicked off Fashion Week and featured more than 20 celebrities walking the runway in fashions created by some of America’s top designers.
Kelly Osbourne looking HOT and showing off her irreverant personality:
Gabrielle Douglas US Olympic Gold Medalist beautiful and so happy:
Savannah Gutrie looked really great on the runway:
Toni Braxton fearless and fabulous on the runway:
Kris Jenner owning the runway and the queen of celebrity branding thinking this is the audience for my new talk show LOL:
Designers: Adrianna Papell, Badgley Mischka, Black Halo Eve, Carmen Marc Valvo, Carlos Miele, Carolina Herrera, Cushnie et Ochs, David Meister, Herve L. Leroux, Marc Bouwer, Nicole Miller, Norma Kamali, Oscar de la Renta, Pamella Roland, Reem Acra, Tadashi Shoji, and Zac Posen.
The centerpiece of The Heart Truth is the Red Dress, which was introduced as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 by the NHLBI. The Red Dress® reminds women of the need to protect their heart health, and inspires them to take action.
Chicas please visit www.hearttruth.gov for information on women and heart disease.