NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On February 6, 2018, Woman’s Day will celebrate its 15th annual Red Dress Awards, honoring those who have made significant contributions in the fight against heart disease, the number one killer of women today. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Blondie will headline the event, held at The Appel Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Woman’s Day is proud to partner with lead sponsor CocoaVia® and sponsors For Your Sweetheart, The Quaker Oats Company, Novartis, Rosa Regale Red Sparkling Wine, Lands’ End and Lenox Tableware & Gifts for this year’s event.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating this milestone 15th anniversary of the Red Dress Awards,” said Susan Spencer, editor-in-chief, Woman’s Day. “Congratulations to our Red Dress honorees and Live Longer & Stronger Challenge participants for raising awareness and furthering the conversation around women’s heart health, a cause at the core of Woman’s Day’s health mission.”
Woman’s Day will honor the following heart health advocates: Jennifer Ashton, M.D., chief medical correspondent, ABC News and Good Morning America, and American Heart Association volunteer; Tom Colicchio and Lori Silverbush, Top Chef head judge, food policy activist, and filmmaker, social justice activist; Karen Springer, president of healthcare operations for Ascension Health, the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S.; and Fitbit, the leading global wearables brand whose vision is to make the world healthier through health and fitness experiences.
Woman’s Day will also honor Icilma V. Fergus, M.D., F.A.C.C., associate professor of medicine and director of cardiovascular disparities, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, who will receive the 2018 CocoaVia® Healthy Heart Award.
The awards ceremony will be attended by participants taking part in the fifth annual Woman’s Day Live Longer & Stronger Challenge and their mentors, The Today Show nutritionist and Woman’s Day columnist Joy Bauer, and experts from Mayo Clinic. These five women have turned their health around over the last eight months by making small but meaningful changes. Two of the woman, Traci Claycomb and Brittney Campbell, will reveal their progress on The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda on February 5. Neiman Marcus Last Call will dress the women on the evening of the awards to celebrate their transformations.
The 2018 Red Dress Award honorees will be featured in the March issue of Woman’s Day, on newsstands February 6. For more information on the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards, visit www.womansday.com/reddressawards. Supporters can follow the awards on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #RedDressAwards.
The Awards are being produced for the tenth consecutive year by Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc. / Scott Mauro, Executive Producer.
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Woman’s Day empowers 22 million American women to enrich their lives with joy, purpose and positivity. WD is her compass, helping her navigate both short-term goals—like producing a delicious dinner on a moment’s notice or sneaking 10 minutes of exercise into her day—and her long-term aspirations for a healthier lifestyle. We engage her with easy, wallet and time-friendly solutions that are both actionable and attainable, delivered in a relatable voice. Above all, WD celebrates and speaks to our readers’ deep commitment to family, community and faith by showcasing uplifting stories and introducing her to women like her who are living their values. We help make every woman’s day count. Woman’s Day is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 20 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the largest publisher of monthly magazines with a total paid circulation of nearly 30 million (AAM 1H 2017). Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets reach nearly 123 million readers and site visitors each month–nearly two-thirds of all women and millennial women in the country (source: 2017 comScore Multi-Platform // GfK MRI Media + Fusion (06-17/F16)). Hearst Digital Media has 143 million followers across social. Follow Woman’s Day on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.