Here’s a sobering statistic: According to the Heart and Stroke foundation, 1 in 3 women in Canada are affected from heart disease or stroke. And with numbers like that, it’s time to start talking about what we can do to protect ourselves and all the other amazing women in our lives.
This Saturday, April 26th, the Calgary Heart Truth Foundation is looking to put a positive spin on this sombre fact with an evening dedicated to shining a spotlight on women’s health.
A group of Calgary celebrities and personalities will be strutting their stuff to help raise awareness about heart disease. You’ll recognize TV anchors including Global’s Bindu Suri, CTV’s Lisa Bowes and Shaw TV’s Erin Strate. Health writer Michelle McGrattan, Nike athlete Lisa Longball and Kimberly McRae of the 2014 Sochi Olympic luge team will also be gracing the runway. Perhaps the most special guest of all is Anne Bosman, grandmother to the event’s co-chair, Jacqueline Tyler, and a brave stroke survivor who is surely a massive inspiration to the Calgary event and anyone who has been affected by heart disease. Designers like Marsina King of MaNoKin Design, Nicole Rita Tomney and Haithem Elkadiki will be dressing each personality in fabulous red designer dresses that will dazzle guests.
If you’re interested in putting your support behind women’s health and feel like spending the evening in style, then you can purchase your tickets online. General admission is $120, but for $200 you can enjoy the evening as a VIP guest. Anyone who can spend a little extra on tickets will be treated to a champagne reception in the VIP lounge, gift bags and specially reserved seating for the runway show. It should also be mentioned that 100 per cent of the proceeds from Calgary’s Heart Truth Fashion Show will be going directly to research efforts of women’s health.
The event will begin at 7pm at Eight Avenue Place downtown. To read more about the celebrities and designers who will be showcased on Saturday night, visit the Heart Truth Calgary participant page. See you there!
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