Source Newsroom: Meridian Health
Newswise — February 14, 2013 ― Red Bank, NJ ― For the fifth year in a row, the Meridian Health Red Dress Event will celebrate and raise awareness for women’s heart health at a fun-filled and health-focused event in Red Bank, New Jersey. In partnership with The Heart Truth™ campaign, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Meridian CardioVascular Network’s event on Thursday, February 21 will showcase fashions direct from New York Fashion Week’s Red Dress Collection.
At the event, guests will enjoy a front-row view of the dresses from acclaimed designers, including Badgley Mischka and Nicole Miller. Select dresses debuted at the NYC Red Dress Collection fashion show on February 6, which featured model celebrity supporters such as Olympic gold medalist gymnast Gabby Douglas, CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, and Jillian Michaels, personal trainer and star of The Biggest Loser.
At Meridian’s Red Dress event, guests will also have a chance to learn from Meridian CardioVascular Network experts, including Dawn Calderon, D.O., FACC, Chief of Cardiology & Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. “The Red Dress is a stylish symbol with a serious message. It’s an important reminder that heart disease is still the #1 killer of women in the United States, and that we need to empower and educate women to take charge of their own heart health,” explains Dr. Calderon.
Join the fun in Red Bank on Thursday, February 21 at Buona Sera Restaurant and Bar at 7:00 p.m. The elegant evening promises to delight with signature red cocktails, delicious passed hors d’oeuvres, music, door prizes and giveaways. Tickets are $50.00 per person, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Meridian CardioVascular Network. The evening will also highlight local women’s stories about surviving heart disease and offer expert tips on how to decrease risk factors. To view a complete listing of events that will take place this year, or to learn more about heart health matters, visit 365DaysofHeart.com.
About Meridian’s CardioVascular Network:
Meridian CardioVascular Network is one of the most comprehensive cardiovascular programs in New Jersey, with specialty centers for heart surgery, heart rhythm, congestive heart failure, stroke rescue, as well as one of the largest and most experienced cardiac catheterization labs in the state. Additionally, the Center for Congenital Heart Disease is led by experts who care for both adult and pediatric patients born with structural heart conditions. From laboratories and imaging centers to acute rehabilitation and at home services, the Meridian CardioVascular Network offers everything to diagnose, treat, and mend virtually all heart and vascular conditions. For more information on the Meridian CardioVascular Network, please visit www.meridiancardiovascularnetwork.com.
About Meridian Health:
Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For", and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence, including the distinction of being the first health system in the country to receive Magnet designation for nursing.