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Go Red For Women: Fashion with a heart photo shoot exclusive

Macy’s Downtown Portland hosted on Friday, February 28, 2014 the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women make yourself over (Inside and out) fashionable event.

Go Red For Women Macy's event (Left) Rebecca Fancher, model Lauren Jewels and Macy's Downtown Portland Store Manager Emily Flint
Go Red For Women Macy's event (Left) Rebecca Fancher, model Lauren Jewels and Macy's Downtown Portland Store Manager Emily FlintCatherine Garvin
Portland Fire and Rescue Team Tommy Dang, Model Lauren Jewels, Jeremy Shiflett
Portland Fire and Rescue Team Tommy Dang, Model Lauren Jewels, Jeremy ShiflettCatherine Garvin

Yes, during the Go Red For Women event, I had a chance to participate in an exclusive fashion with a heart photo shoot with fashionista, model and stylist Lauren Jewels.

That’s right, Jewels wore her favorite cream-colored crocheted daytime party dress to meet the happy heart crew and learn what every fashionable woman needs to know about heart disease.

Macy’s and the American Heart Association invited us to visit stations throughout the store to meet experts and learn how to make smart choices for heart health, including physical activity and nutrition.

Yes, we had a chance to get a sneak peek of the spring fashion trends while Jewels visited each station and completed her passport. So excited that warm weather is on the way.

Check out the exclusive fashion slideshow as we review the self-care steps to prevent heart disease:

  • Save A Life – Portland Fire Department rescue team members Tommy Dang and Jeremy Shiflett provided Hands-Only demonstrations, teaching Jewels the newest recommendations for CPR.
  • Being Active – Locally owned Portland fitness studio, Me Fitness Studios, Elizabeth Stafford demonstrated the practice of yoga and its overall health benefits.
  • Know Your Numbers – Kaiser Permanente provided blood pressure screenings and distributed pedometers.
  • Eat Right – Legacy Health and local chef provided healthy heart recipes samples from the American Heart Association Go Red cookbook. Free giveaway offer: (I have a copy of the book for a free giveaway) Subscribe here, enter your name in the Examiner.com comments below then tweet out and Follow me @CatherineGarvin, and you will be entered to win.Thank you.
  • Pamper Yourself – Jewels enjoyed a complimentary makeup consultation and tips on how to look her best with lines such as Estee Lauder, Clinique, and Origins.

What’s the number one killer of women in America? Yes, heart disease. Macy’s is a proud founding sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.

Together with associates and customers, Macy’s has helped to raise $46 million for research and education that the American Heart Association credits with helping to save 627,000 lives since 2004.

Go Red For Women empowers women with knowledge and tools to take positive action to reduce their risks of heart disease and stroke.