THE BAND PERRY TO HEADLINE A NIGHT OF AWARDS AND PERFORMANCES HONORING HEART HEALTH AWARENESS TRAILBLAZERS SURGEON GENERAL VIVEK H. MURTHY, SAM KASS AND MORE
Event in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women
NEW YORK (January 21, 2016) – On February 9, 2016, Woman’s Day will celebrate the 13th annual Red Dress Awards, honoring those who have made significant contributions in the fight against heart disease, the number one killer of women today. NBC co-host and author Hoda Kotb will host and Grammy Award-winning sibling trio The Band Perry will headline the event, held at The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. The Awards will feature additional performances from The CraigLewis Band of America’s Got Talent, singer and impressionist Christina Bianco, and six-person a cappella group Duwende. Woman’s Day is proud to partner with CocoaVia, Mayo Clinic, Rosa Regale Red Sparkling Wine, Land’s End, and Lenox for this year’s event.
“Each month, Woman’s Day provides readers with actionable tips on how they can stay heart healthy,” said Susan Spencer, Editor in Chief, Woman’s Day. “We’re thrilled to celebrate our honorees, whose innovative contributions and thinking are improving the heart health of every American.”
Woman’s Day is proud to honor the following heart health advocates: Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States; Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, Founder and Executive Director of Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Kathy E. Magliato, MD, MBA, FACS, Director of Women’s Cardiac Services at Saint John’s Medical Center in Santa Monica, American Heart Association Western States affiliate board member; and Sam Kass, former White House Chef, Senior Food Analyst for NBC News.
Woman’s Day will also honor Joanne Lupton, PhD, distinguished professor emeritus at Texas A&M and member of the National Academy of Medicine; who will receive the CocoaVia Healthy Heart Award.
The awards ceremony will be attended by participants of the third annual Woman’s Day Live Longer & Stronger Challenge alongside their mentor, TODAY Show nutritionist and Woman’s Day columnist Joy Bauer. Over the course of eight months, Woman’s Day and Bauer have provided nutrition counseling and guidance to five women who have collectively lost more than 220 pounds and have achieved impressive heart health milestones. Rent the Runway will provide dresses for the women to help celebrate their transformations.
The 2016 Red Dress Award honorees will be featured in the March issue of Woman’s Day, on newsstands February 9. For more information on the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards, log onto www.womansday.com/reddressawards. Supporters can follow the awards on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #RedDressAwards.
The Awards are being produced for the eighth consecutive year by Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc. / Scott Mauro, Executive Producer.
About Woman’s Day
Woman’s Day is an indispensable resource to 16 million women. The brand speaks to readers’ values and focuses on what’s important. The pages empower women with smart solutions for core concerns—health, home, food, style and money—and celebrate cherished connections with family, friends and community. Whether in-book, online, mobile or through social outlets, we provide inspiring insight and fresh ideas on how to get the most of everything. Woman’s Day inspires its loyal audience with actionable and relatable tools to lead a vibrant, healthy and satisfying life. Woman’s Day is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2014), reaching 78 million readers (Spring 2015 MRI gfk) and 54 million site visitors each month (comScore). Follow Woman’s Day on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
About Go Red For Women®
Go Red For Women® is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease in women. We are committed to the fight, for as long as it takes. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement was created by women, for women. Because our health is non-negotiable, because we have the power to save our lives, and because the best force for women is women. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s., Inc, with additional support from our cause supporters. For more information please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).
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