|Cat Deeley in Alberta Ferretti|
February is a busy month for me filled with a lot of celebrating. In all seriousness our family celebrates 8 birthdays. That’s a lot of cake and a lot of candles!
Now, besides very important birthdays, all of us know why February is such an important month. It is the month filled with flowers, chocolates, cupids and hearts. Of course, after birthdays, when we think of February we immediately think of Valentine’s Day. But thanks to organizations like the American Heart Association and The Heart Truth® February, besides being the month for candy hearts, is now also known as the month for healthy hearts.
This one month every year serves as a reminder that in order to take care of others we must take care of ourselves and that starts with taking care of our hearts!
And what a great idea was The Heart Truth®? This is a national awareness campaign whose goal is to remind American women to be pro-active about their heart health. They created and introduced The Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002.
The Red Dress should remind us of the need to protect our heart health and should inspire us to take action. Each February since its launch, The Red Dress symbol breathes life on the runway with the support of the fashion industry and celebrity models at the Red Dress Collection Fashion Show.
This year the show kicked off Mercedes-Benz Fashion week at Lincoln Center in New York City and as the runway lights illuminated the catwalk with celebrities proudly sashaying in their gorgeous red dresses it was a night of hope and joy.
Julianne Hough, representing national sponsor Swarovski looked stunning as she glided down the catwalk with the grace of a dancer.
Dania Ramirez looked beautiful in a strapless Catherine Malandrino floor-length gown as she spoke about women’s health and how it’s not so much about eating but, “eating right”.
|Giuliana Rancic of ENews in Marchesa|
Marchesa hit another Red Carpet homerun as Giuliana Rancic danced down the runway in a fun and flirty number that had me pondering the question, “Where can I wear that dress?”
So today on this Thursday I give thanks for National Heart Month and for all of the people who have so much heart that they dedicate themselves to helping others keep their heart healthy.
Now stop reading, get moving and take a walk...go play dress up with some fabulous red dresses and be young at heart!
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