The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® hosted the iconic annual Red Dress Collection® fashion show on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The Red Dress Collection is an exclusive
event where fashion, entertainment and philanthropy collide with the singular purpose of shining a light on women’s heart health. The Association’s collaboration with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) serves as Go Red’s national marquee event by bringing together drivers of pop-culture in fashion, music and entertainment and leveraging their social systems to reach more women, younger audiences and diverse networks.
This year’s show reached more women, millennials and diverse audiences than ever. “Top Chef” host and executive producer, Padma Lakshmi, hosted the show. Walking the runway this year were: journalists Amy Robach and Sheinelle Jones, singer Becky G, model Jordyn Woods, WWE wrestlers Nikki and Brie Bella, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, reality television star and designer Dorit Kemsley and actresses Ashleigh Murray, Beau Garrett, Bo Derek, Brooke Burke, Danica McKellar, Elisabeth Röhm, Nathalie Kelley, Nicole Ari Parker, Rosanna Arquette, Sherri Shepherd, Susan Lucci and Skai Jackson. The showstopper was Bo Derek’s escort, Flynn the Bichon Frise, America’s Top Dog and winner of the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Best In Show. A group of Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Cor Vitae members also joined the fun as guests of the American Heart Association.
In addition to local opportunities, as a Cor Vitae Society member, you will experience:
- Direct community impact by contributing to local and national initiatives
- Deeper connection to the AHA through insider communications, including The Pulse newsletter
- Access to AHA leadership
- Connection to other Cor Vitae Society members as part of a network of passionate supporters
- Exclusive experiences that showcase the impact of your giving
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.