Mary J. Blige, Sherri Shepherd, Attend Red Dress Awards
Did you know there’s other stuff going on besides Fashion Week? We seem to have to forgotten. One event we recently attended is the Red Dress Awards and fundraiser hosted by Woman’s Day Magazine to benefit the Larry King Cardiac Foundation. And, despite the massive snow storm that had blanketed the New York City area people showed in the red dresses.
A sea of red of fabulously red dressed women greeted me at the Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center this past Wednesday, February 9th as the supported the foundation and honor four women who have made significant contributions to the fight against heart disease. Did you know heart disease is the NUMBER 1 killer of women?
So, this year the event sponsor Campbell Soup Company is teaming up with my favorite person ever Project Runway’s Tim Gunn to help people design red dresses. The dresses designed are for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement campaign to help raise awareness for this silent killer and raise funds. The campaign asked contestant to design a red dress inspired by their inspired by their heart-health hero. Entries were judge by the public and each vote triggered a $1 donation from Campbell to the cause (up to $625,000) and the winner was announced at the party. Voting began in January.
The awards which Sherri Shepherd hosted with a special segment from Beth Ostrosky Stern brought up the big guns for the fundraiser. They were with amazing performances from Anthony Hamilton, a dance performances from Dancing with the Stars’ Anna Trebunskaya and Jonathan Roberts and a tear filled performance from Mary J. Blige.
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