Woman's Day Presents the Seventh Annual "Red Dress Awards": An Evening to Honor Those Who Have Made Contributions in the Fight Against Heart Disease

Event to Benefit the Larry King Cardiac Foundation

Jan 25, 2010, 16:30 ET from Woman's Day

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Woman's Day magazine's 7th Annual Red Dress Awards will commemorate American Heart Month by honoring four women who have made significant contributions to the fight against heart disease, the number one killer of women today.  

This year's Red Dress Awards will be held on Wednesday, February 10th at The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.  The View's Sherri Shepherd will emcee the event, which will feature performances by Mary J. Blige, Colbie Caillat and Anthony Hamilton, as well as appearances by Larry King, Jennie Garth, Tim Gunn and Dancing with the Stars' Anna Trebunskaya and Jonathan Roberts.

One of the Award's sponsors, Campbell Soup Company, is teaming up with Project Runway's Tim Gunn to help make heart health fashionable. Gunn encouraged people to design a Campbell red dress inspired by their heart-health hero to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement. Starting in January, people began voting for their favorite finalist's story and inspired red dress design at CampbellsAddressYourHeart.com to trigger a $1 donation from Campbell to the cause (up to $625,000).  Gunn and the winner will debut the original red dress design at this year's awards ceremony.  People can continue to generate contributions to AHA throughout February by clicking on the photo of the winning dress on the website.

The Red Dress Awards will not only honor those making a difference in the fight against heart disease, but will also give others the chance to make a difference.  Tickets for the event are available by logging onto www.womansday.com/reddress.  For the second year in a row, all proceeds from the event will be donated to The Larry King Cardiac Foundation.  Established in 1988 by Larry King, the Foundation provides funding for life saving cardiac procedures for individuals who, due to limited means and no insurance, would be otherwise unable to receive lifesaving treatment.  

"As heart disease continues to be the number one killer of women," said Elizabeth Mayhew, vice president and editor-in-chief of Woman's Day, "Woman's Day remains committed to making women aware of their risk and educating them on how to be heart-healthy. This year's Red Dress Awards' honorees continue our annual tradition in recognizing women who have made a difference in battling the disease. All four women are true inspirations, exemplifying the spirit of the magazine and its readers."

The 2010 Woman's Day Red Dress Award will honor four women who have made outstanding strides in the fight against heart disease.  In addition, Woman's Day is honored to present the Legendary Heart Award to their own, Jane Chesnutt who founded the Red Dress Awards in 2003; and the Red Heart Award to Jennie Garth for her longtime commitment to raising awareness of heart disease in women. This year's Red Dress Award honorees will be:

Suzanne Haynes, MD - For the past five years, Dr. Haynes has led the Office on Women's Health Cardiovascular Team, which funds the Heart Truth Champions program as well as Heart Truth events across the nation. She initiated the Heart Truth Professional Education Program, which educates physicians about how to spot heart disease symptoms in women.

Kathy Kastan - Kastan is the past president of the board of directors of WomenHeart, a national organization aimed at preventing heart disease in women and reducing death and disability among women living with heart disease. Also a national spokeswoman for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Heart Truth Campaign, she has a unique perspective: She herself survived bypass surgery at age 42.

Julia Kauffman - The Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, which Ms. Kauffman heads, established the Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center in Kansas City, the first of its kind in the U.S. to focus on heart disease in women. The foundation's continual support of the Center has enabled it to help spread awareness of how heart disease affects women and fund groundbreaking research while providing top-notch cardiac care. To this end, Kauffman recently created the Julia Irene Kauffman Endowed Chair for Women's Cardiovascular Health.

Karol Watson, MD - The many prestigious positions Dr. Watson holds keep her in the thick of heart disease awareness and prevention. She's an assistant professor of medicine in UCLA's Division of Cardiology, on the executive committee for the UCLA Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Diseases, codirector of UCLA's Program in Preventive Cardiology, director of its Center for Cholesterol and Hypertension Management, and a practicing cardiologist.

Taking inspiration from Woman's Day's graphics for the event's invitation, event sponsor Steuben Glass has created a multi-dimensional design for the Red Dress Award.  Using a prismatic form that reflects and refracts light, Steuben etched soft folds of fabric drapery onto the back of the prism.  The designs etched onto the right side reflect to the left, and those on the left reflect to the right causing a fully dimensionalized image to appear as though it is floating through the middle of the glass.

The 2010 Red Dress Award honorees will be featured in the March issue of Woman's Day, on newsstands February 9th.  For more information on Woman's Day Red Dress Awards, log onto www.womansday.com/reddress.

This year's event is sponsored by: Campbell Soup Company, Halle by Halle Berry Pure Orchid, Metamucil (a Procter & Gamble brand), St. Jude Medical, Judith Leiber and Steuben Glass.  

About Woman's Day

Formed in 2009, Woman's Day Brand Group combines Woman's Day magazine, WomansDay.com, and their respective publishing units as a single enterprise with limitless access to the creative resources and multimedia platforms that connect the Woman's Day brand to an avid, loyal audience of 24 million women, helping them to Live Well Every Day. From looking and feeling their best, to cooking a great meal or creating a loving home, Woman's Day magazine has, for 78 years, met the essential needs of its readers with both substance and style. Publishing 15 issues each year, Woman's Day magazine inspires women with information they can use to enhance the quality of their days, and ultimately, the quality of their lives.

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup, baked snacks, and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including "Campbell's," "Pepperidge Farm," "Arnott's," and "V8." For more information on the company, visit Campbell's website at www.campbellsoup.com.

About Halle by Halle Berry Pure Orchid

Pure Orchid is a Floral Woody fragrance expressing a woman's mysterious sexiness and intriguing sensuality that leaves a memorable impression throughout the day and night. Top notes of crisp Italian Lemon, Papaya Nectar Fizz and Jungle Cactus Flower incite the senses.  At the heart of the fragrance is the signature Masdevallia Orchid, a rare and exotic flower whose deep purple petals unfold to reveal a melange of scents throughout the day further enhancing the seductive power of this fragrance.  A touch of decadent Blackberry Creme Concentre and subtly sweet Star Anise complete the Orchid accent by creating a unique accord that is sophisticated and tempting with the dry-down of earthy Giant Sequoia, Patchouli Leaf, and Tonka Bean providing a sensual and elegant base.

About Procter & Gamble

Four billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Gain®, Pringles®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun® and Fusion®. The P&G community includes approximately 135,000 employees working in about 80 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

About St. Jude Medical

St. Jude Medical develops medical technology and services that focus on putting more control into the hands of those who treat cardiac, neurological and chronic pain patients worldwide. The company is dedicated to advancing the practice of medicine by reducing risk wherever possible and contributing to successful outcomes for every patient. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., St. Jude Medical employs more than 14,000 people worldwide and has four major focus areas that include: cardiac rhythm management, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular and neuromodulation. For more information, please visit sjm.com.

About Judith Leiber

Since 1963, Judith Leiber has been an American luxury brand with a distinct heritage, timeless quality and international appeal.  Judith Leiber handbags are part of permanent design collections at museums around the world including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Los Angeles Museum of Art.  Almost every First Lady dating back to the nineteen sixties has carried custom-made bags to the Presidential Inauguration.

About Steuben

Since 1903, Steuben has been making glass by hand at their Corning, New York factory.  Their unique glass is made from an outstanding optical formula. Steuben's state-of-the-art melting ensures glass that is exceptionally pure and free of even the tiniest visual imperfections. Their skilled artisans work in teams around reheating ovens directed by a master "gaffer."  Each gather of molten glass is carried from tank to glory hole, where it is formed "at the fire" with blowpipes, pontil rods, shears, calipers and other tools little changed over centuries.  Finished pieces are slowly cooled in annealing ovens, then cut, polished and engraved by hand.  Each example is minutely inspected before it is signed with a diamond-tipped pen.

SOURCE Woman's Day