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Celebrities ‘Go Red for Women’ at NHLBI-Founded Event in NYC

Women in red dresses stand on circular stage beneath lights as audience watches.
Stars wear red for annual NHLBI-founded event, the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection concert in New York.
A group of women in red and pink attire stand on stage.
The Go Red for Women event aims to support and raise awareness for women's cardiovascular health.
Women in red gowns on stage
Go Red for Women highlights fashion and music to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the number 1 cause of death in women.
Seven NIH'ers stand holding red hearts with their healthy pledges written inside.
Heart Goals. NHLBI’s Dr. Richard Childs (r) and staff from the institute’s Office of the Clinical Director showcase their heart-healthy goals. Each ‘heart’ has a pre-written goal: “To care for my heart, I…”
Ammary-Risch and Gibbons pose together in front of treadmills.
Neyal Ammary-Risch, NHLBI program manager for The Heart Truth campaign, and NHLBI Director Dr. Gary Gibbons in front of treadmills to highlight Heart Month and the importance of exercise for improving heart health.
Fitness instructor leads Gibbons and Goff in arm stretches, with laptop on table in front showing virtual recording
On National Wear Red Day (Feb. 3), Gibbons (r) and Dr. David Goff, director of NHLBI’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (l), join NIH Fitness Instructor Linda Bessacque for a virtual aerobic exercise event called Get #OurHearts Pumping!

On Feb. 1, the first day of American Heart Month, stars took to a New York City runway for the American Heart Association’s annual “Go Red for Women” Red Dress Collection concert held at Jazz at the Lincoln Center. 

The Go Red event, which highlights music and fashion, aims to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death in women. 

Founded in 2004 by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s The Heart Truth campaign in partnership with AHA, the event reminds women of the need to protect their heart health and take action in the fight against heart disease and stroke.


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