Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Heart Truth & Nothing But The Truth - Be Young At Heart!

Style Shout Out to The Heart Truth® and to the designers, celebrities and corporations that support their worthwhile cause.  To them I say, “Thank you for helping us all to be young at heart!”
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!
Julianne Hough
in Swarovski
Last Friday kicked off Heart Health month with National Wear Red Day®!  It’s so great when you are out going about your business and you see so much “red”.  It’s comforting to know that as a people we can achieve such great and positive things when we rally behind a great cause or idea!
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
Cat Deeley was a vision in Alberta Ferretti as she talked about how “you have to take care of yourself before you can take care of other people.”  For me this strapless dress with the perfect amount of sparkle was almost too beautiful for words...except the words, “I want that dress. Or at least I want to find a store where I can try it on!”
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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