The Insider's Lara Spencer Will Emcee Event
Thursday, January 31st in New York City
NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Woman's Day magazine's 5th Annual Red Dress Awards will kick off American Heart Month by honoring four women who have made significant contributions to the fight against heart disease, the number one killer of women today.
The Insider's Lara Spencer will emcee the event on Thursday, January 31st at the Stone Rose Lounge in New York City. Actress Allison Janney (West Wing, Juno) will receive a Red Heart Award for her efforts in raising heart health awareness. Six-time Grammy award-winner and heart disease survivor Toni Braxton will debut an exclusive Campbell's Red Dress designed by Lisa Perry in support of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign.
"Heart disease continues to be a silent killer today - one in three
women will develop some form of the disease, yet many women of all ages are
still unaware they are at serious risk," said Jane Chesnutt,
Editor-in-Chief of Woman's Day. "We, at Woman's Day, are proud to honor
exceptional pioneers in the field of cardiovascular health for bringing
much needed awareness towards this preventable disease."
The 2008 Woman's Day Red Dress Award recipients are:
-- Denise Austin: As a true fitness pioneer, Denise Austin has been
motivating women to get moving for more than 25 years. She has shown us
not only how to fit exercise into our lives, but how to make it fun. A
member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports,
Austin has starred in more than 70 workout videos and DVD's, and hosted
fitness programs on ESPN and Lifetime TV.
-- Wanda K. Jones, Dr. P.H.: As Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health in
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Director of the
Office on Women's Health, Wanda Jones is devoted to making sure gen
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