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Mercedes-Benz NYFW: American Heart Association holds Red Dress Collection show

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Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week has officially begun with a very special event. On Thursday, February 6, 2014, the American Heart Association held its Red Dress Collection show at the Lincoln Center. This is an event in which celebrities are asked to participate by walking in the fashion show in hope of raising awareness for heart disease in women. The stars wear beautiful red dresses created by the biggest names in fashion. The runway show is a wonderful platform to bring awareness to the disease. Many stars are always eager to show their support by walking in the show.

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The runway show is a fantastic event which highlights the fact that February 7 is National Go Red Day. There is much important information to be aware of in regard to Heart disease such as the fact that statistically it is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease causes one in three women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute. It is estimated that forty-three million women are affected by the heart disease in the United States, and ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing the disease. Showing your support is easy: wear red, and post your pictures online using the hashtag #GoRed. Everyone has a role to play in increasing awareness of heart disease in women. Be sure to participate in doing all that you can to bring awareness to something that affects so many women around the world.

Many celebrities walked in the fashion show including the following: Leona Lewis, Bella Thorne, Alicia Quarles, Thea Andrews, Rutina Wesley, Ireland Baldwin, Sasha Cohen, Giada De Laurentiis, Lindsey Vonn, Kat Graham, Taryn Manning, Anika Noni Rose, Jill Martin, Colbie Caillat, Jill Hennessy, Gina Torres, Joan Van Ark, NeNe Leakes, Victoria Justice, Joan Jett, and Anna Sophia Robb. Red Dress Collection designers are as follows: Michael Costello, Badgley Mischka, Zac Posen, Rachel Roy, BCBG Max Azria, Donna Karen, Sarah Liller, Carolina Herrera, Cynthia Rowley, Mathiew Marino, Carmen Mark Valvo, Pamella Roland, Annina King, Nicole Miller, Dennis Basso, Marchesa, Mark Zunino, Black Halo Eve, Oscar de la Renta, Catherine Malandrino, and Alice + Olivia.

For more information on the American Heart Association, and for further details on how to increase awareness, please visit the official website: