Women take up a red fashion sense to fight heart disease

Celebrities gathered in New York City Thursdayto support American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women’s Red Dress Collection™ presented by Macy’s .

This year’s show, hosted by Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny/The Handmaid’s Tale), featured 17 celebrities including Adrienne Houghton (The Real), CeCe Winans (Grammy award-winning gospel singer), Elisabeth Röhm (Law and Order), Ginger Zee (Chief Meteorologist, ABC News), Grace Helbig(television and YouTube personality), Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice), Kathy Ireland(supermodel-turned-mogul), Lea Salonga (Broadway actress and voice of two Disney princesses), Liz Hernandez (Access Hollywood and E! News), Lynn Whitfield (Greenleaf), Marion Ross (Happy Days), Maye Musk (model, dietitian, and latest CoverGirl), Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), Niki Taylor(supermodel), Rachel Lindsay (The Bachelorette), Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) and Zuri Hall (E! News).

Walking in this year’s Red Dress Collection were two heart disease survivors – Macy’s employee Karen A. Hill from Washington, D.C., who is living with cardiomyopathy, as well as AHA national spokeswoman and Go Red For Women “Real Women” Lilly Rocha from Pasadena, CA, who survived a heart attack at the age of 37.

The show featured three looks from designers in the not-for-profit, independently-run Fashion Incubator Programs housed at Macy’s: Tanesha Prunty from the Chicago Fashion Incubator, Lia Larrea from Fashion Incubator San Francisco and Dur Doux from the D.C. Fashion Incubator. Wearing these designs were Tatyana Ali in Tanesha Prunty, Ginger Zee in Lia Larrea and Elisabeth Röhm in Dur Doux.

Makeup was provided by Shar Sinclair, hair styling was provided by Giovanni Giuntoli, jewelry was provided by CAROLEE and nails were provided by maniorpedi.com.

Cardiovascular diseases kill one woman about every 80 seconds and about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented. Heart disease and stroke may be prevented by working together and understanding your family health history, knowing your numbers and making simple lifestyle changes.

Macy’s, the founding national sponsor of Go Red For Women, is the presenting sponsor of the annual Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection. To date, Macy’s has raised more than $65 million for Go Red For Women through the generosity and commitment of Macy’s associates and customers, which has helped to directly fund women’s heart health research and education.