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March 9, 2018
‘GO RED’ 2018
Annual Red Dress Collection Gathers Celebrities, Heart Disease Survivors

Actress Marisa Tomei hosts 2018 event.
Actress Marisa Tomei hosts 2018 event.

Stars took to a New York City runway on Feb. 8 for the American Heart Association’s annual “Go Red for Women” Red Dress Collection, presented by Macy’s at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. Go Red is an event in which celebrities and top designers show their commitment to women’s heart health during New York Fashion Week and American Heart Month. 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 in women.

Alongside celebrities from the stage, screen, fashion and music realms, walking in this year’s show were two heart disease survivors— Macy’s employee Karen A. Hill from Washington D.C., who is living with cardiomyopathy, as well as an AHA national spokeswoman and Go Red For Women “Real Woman” Lilly Rocha from Pasadena, Calif., who survived a heart attack at age 37. This year’s show was hosted by actress Marisa Tomei.
Star studded. Celebrities take to a New York City runway on Feb. 8 for the American Heart Association’s annual “Go Red for Women” Red Dress Collection.
Star studded. Celebrities take to a New York City runway on Feb. 8 for the American Heart Association’s annual “Go Red for Women” Red Dress Collection.

PHOTOS: NICHELLE LEWIS/NHLBI; GETTY IMAGES/AHA

Go Red for Women “Real Woman” Lilly Rocha (r) walks the runway with D.C.’s Karen A. Hill, who is living with cardiomyopathy Surgeon General Jerome Adams and daughter Millie pause for a pic on the event’s red carpet.
At left, Go Red for Women “Real Woman” Lilly Rocha (r) walks the runway with D.C.’s Karen A. Hill, who is living with cardiomyopathy; at right, Surgeon General Jerome Adams and daughter Millie pause for a pic on the event’s red carpet.

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee walked the runway on Feb. 8 and gave birth to her second son on Feb. 9. Actress Marion Ross walks the runway in memory of her parents who both died of heart disease.
At left, ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee walked the runway on Feb. 8 and gave birth to her second son on Feb. 9. At right, Actress Marion Ross walks the runway in memory of her parents who both died of heart disease.

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