Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards
I had the incredible honor and pleasure last night to cover the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards for Campbell’s.
There’s nothing more amazing to me than seeing people get together to celebrate and bring awareness to such powerful causes. Last night was bringing awareness to heart disease in women. As a woman who has heart disease in my family, it became very personal to me to be involved. As a mom, I want to be here for my sons… I want to watch them grow, watch them get married, watch them create lives for themselves. To know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, it truly motivated me as a mom to do whatever I can to bring more awareness to heart disease and encourage women to protect themselves.
My maternal grandfather died at the age of 47 of heart disease… and it changed my mother forever. His death, even before I was born… changed history all together for my family. My mom became an advocate for protecting her heart at the young age of 21 years old.
I was shocked to hear that more than 42 million American women have some form of heart disease. 42 million! As shocking as this number is, it’s also reassuring to know that heart disease is largely preventable. I love seeing that Campbell Soup Company has teamed up with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement for the fifth consecutive year of its signature “AdDress Your Heart” campaign.
Last night was a night filled with passion and energy and love and HEART. I was mesmerized by the stories shared, the women honored and the performances. I committed last night as I sat at the Awards ceremony to do everything I can to help spread the power of the Red Dress. I recapped my incredible night that I got to share with one of my best friend’s, Vera Sweeney…
*More videos to come… I had the chance to interview Monica Potter and Deborah Johnson, to address their hearts and help others do the same by telling their stories on video at CampbellsAdDressYourHeart.com. And please watch their stories… for every video viewed through March 31, 2011, Campbell will make a $1 donation to the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, up to $625,000!