Heart and Stroke Foundation's celebrity fashion show to highlight women's heart health
TORONTO, March 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Celebrated Canadians and top fashion designers will join forces this International Women's Day for the fifth anniversary of The Heart Truth Fashion Show on March 8 in Toronto.
The fifth annual The Heart Truth Fashion Show promises to be the biggest yet, with A-list Canadian celebrities modelling one-of-a-kind creations by top Canadian fashion designers to raise awareness about women's risk for cardiovascular disease. The star-studded model line-up includes:
- Reality TV star Shannon Tweed with her husband Gene Simmons
- Singers Jully Black, Divine Brown
- Media personalities Jessi Cruickshank, Liza Fromer, Natasha Gargiulo, Isabelle Maréchal, Angie Seth
- Actors Ali Liebert, Lisa Ray, Gabrielle Rose, Lauren Lee Smith, Jessica Steen, Pascale Hutton and Tamara Taylor
- Soap star Susan Haskell
- Olympic champion Catriona Le May Doan
Media are invited to attend with interview opportunities before and after the show. Event details:
|Date:||Thursday, March 8, 2012|
|Time:||6:30 PM||doors open|
|6:30 PM||hair and makeup media interviews|
|8:00 PM||fashion show|
|8:30 PM||post-show media interviews / photos with models|
|7th Floor, 444 Yonge St @ College, Toronto, ON|
|RSVP:||[email protected] by Monday, March 5|
Opening performance: Shane Koyczan, poet and spoken word artist will be opening this year's show with a special performance.
How the public can watch: The Heart Truth Fashion Show will be streamed live on the website at thehearttruth.ca/livefashionshow and Facebook at facebook.com/TheHeartTruth. Canadians are invited to host their own viewing parties, cheer their favourite celebs down the runway, participate in the Twitter conversation at #thehearttruth and join the community at facebook.com/TheHeartTruth.
2012 The Heart Truth Fashion Show model and designer pairings:
Shannon Tweed, reality TV star, Family Jewels wearing Arthur Mendonca
Gene Simmons, bassist/co-vocalist of Kiss wearing Indochino
Jully Black, R&B singer wearing Lauren Bagliore
Divine Brown, R&B and soul singer wearing Freda
Jessi Cruickshank, former co-host of The After Show, MTV Canada wearing Adrian Wu
Liza Fromer, co-host of The Morning Show, Global TV wearing Mallia
Natasha Gargiulo, host, Entertainment Tonight Canada, Global TV wearing MICALLA
Isabelle Maréchal, host of current affairs show, 98.5 Radio wearing Anne de Shalla
Angie Seth, news anchor, OMNI TV wearing Thien Le
Ali Liebert, actor, original Global series Bomb Girls wearing Momo
Lisa Ray, actor, Water, host of Top Chef Canada wearing Farley Chatto
Gabrielle Rose, Gemini and Genie Awards-nominated actor wearing Something Blue
Lauren Lee Smith, actor, Pathology wearing Ines De Santo
Jessica Steen, actor, Armageddon wearing Joeffer Caoc
Pascale Hutton, actor, Arctic Air wearing Paul Hardy
Tamara Taylor, actor, crime drama Bones, Fox Network wearing Mark Belford
Susan Haskell, soap star, One Life to Live, ABC wearing David Dixon
Catriona Le May Doan, speed skater and double Olympic champion wearing LOVAS
About The Heart Truth™ campaign
The Heart and Stroke Foundation's The Heart Truth campaign (www.thehearttruth.ca) is raising awareness that heart disease and stroke is the #1 killer of women in Canada, but most don't know it. Heart disease is not a "man's disease": women are more likely than men to die of a heart attack or stroke. But by taking care of themselves and making incremental heart healthy lifestyle changes, women can add more years to their life and more life to their years. In fact, women can reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 80 per cent by making lifestyle changes2.
The Heart Truth campaign gratefully acknowledges the support of founding sponsor, Becel, and contributing sponsors Post Shredded Wheat, Chatelaine, and Health Check™, without whom the program would not be possible.
About The Heart and Stroke Foundation™
The Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca), a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy.
- Investing in Canada's Future 2003-2004, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), 2004
- How to make sure the beat goes on protecting a woman's heart, Johnson PA, Manson JE -Circulation, 2005; 111: e 28-33
Press release, print quality images, broadcast-ready video and media backgrounders are available for download at http://thehearttruth.ca/category/media-room/.
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