Celebrities Rally for Healthy Hearts

on February 13, 2012
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Jeanette Torres-Alvarez

“My grandmother, since as long as I can remember, has had heart problems. So this is very dear to me and I think it’s just a wakeup call to everybody. We cannot hide the reality. This is what’s going on, but what can we do about it? That’s what we’re trying to covey. It’s let’s determine the problem and what can we do to solve it.” Jeannette Torres-Álvarez, Discovery Familia ambassador & Married to Me author, in Carlos Miele

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Celebrities Rally for Healthy Hearts

Red is a universally flattering color, and a healthy heart is universally important for a healthy life. That’s the idea behind the Red Dress fashion show, put on by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Heart Truth campaign to draw attention to the fact that heart disease is the number-one killer of women. Last Tuesday’s event marked the 10th anniversary of the show, where celebrities like Christie Brinkley, Rebecca Romijn and Gloria Estefan strutted down the runway in Donna Karen, Oscar de la Renta and other designers in the name of healthy hearts. We asked several celebs about their heart-healthy habits and their dedication to the cause.

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Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan in Roberto Cavalli

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Rebecca Romijn

Rebecca Romijn in Marchesa

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Patti Stanger

“My mom had a heart attack, my stepfather had a heart attack. My parents were really not exercisers and ate really poorly. So I’m here to spread the word and stop people from smoking. I'm an advocate for no smoking. I don't fix up daters who smoke. There’s no reason we need to smoke.” Patti Stanger, The Millionaire Matchmaker, in Marc Bouwer

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Minke Kelly

Minka Kelly in DVF

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Linda Evans

“Women are caretakers. They take care of everybody and they don’t always take care of themselves. And sometimes we don’t know the information that would help us change our life, and today maybe somebody will watch because they like the fashion, they like the people or they like the excitement of it, and they’ll learn something that can truly make a difference in their life. I mean that’s a good night, that’s a really good night.” Linda Evans, former Dynasty star and Recipes for Life: My Memories author, in Tadashi Shoji

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La La Anthony

La La Anthony in Rachel Roy

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Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles in David Meister

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Jenna Elfman

Jenna Elfman in Alberta Ferretti

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Celebrities Rally for Healthy Hearts

Red is a universally flattering color, and a healthy heart is universally important for a healthy life. That’s the idea behind the Red Dress fashion show, put on by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Heart Truth campaign to draw attention to the fact that heart disease is the number-one killer of women. Last Tuesday’s event marked the 10th anniversary of the show, where celebrities like Christie Brinkley, Rebecca Romijn and Gloria Estefan strutted down the runway in Donna Karen, Oscar de la Renta and other designers in the name of healthy hearts. We asked several celebs about their heart-healthy habits and their dedication to the cause.

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Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan in Narcisso Rodriquez

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Giselle Blondet

“Knowing that heart disease is the number one killer in women, especially Latinas, it’s like a responsibility for me, to pass the voice of how important it is to take care of our heart health and how easy it is.” Giselle Blondet, host of reality show Nuestra Belleza Latina (Our Latin Beauty), in Oscarde la Renta

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Elisabeth Röhm

“Unfortunately my mother passed away from heart disease at 60, two years ago, so it’s a personal battle. I love women, I love my mom, I love myself and I want to live a long healthy life. And unfortunately this is the number-one killer of women, and I know it firsthand. We gotta fight the fight for each other.” Elizabeth Röhm, star of upcoming TV show The Client List, in Nicole Miller

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Debbie Phelps

Debbie Phelps, mother of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, in Adrianna Papell

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Cindi Leive

Cindi Leive in Jason Wu

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Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley in Pamella Roland

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Chaka Kahn

Chaka Khan in Chris March

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Bobbi Brown

“It’s important to me to help empower women, to teach women, that the better you take care of yourself, not only the better you will look, but the healthier you will be.” Bobbi Brown, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

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Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler in Badgley Mischka