Golden girls joined celebs on runway tonight to share lifesaving
message: The Heart Truth
Heart and Stroke Foundation's annual fashion show highlighted women's
heart health at World MasterCard® Fashion Week in Toronto.
TORONTO, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Celebrities, heart disease and stroke
survivors, top fashion designers and some very special golden girls
shone the spotlight on women's heart health at the sixth annual Heart
Truth Fashion Show tonight at World MasterCard® Fashion Week in
A stellar parade of Canadian celebrities from the worlds of sports,
television, film, music, and media graced the runway tonight, modeling
one-of-a-kind creations by top Canadian fashion designers to raise
awareness about women's risk for cardiovascular disease.
Joining the runway lineup this year were The Heart Truth's Models of
Health: three starring seniors aged 75, 83 and 91 - who showcase living
well into their senior years as a result of making heart healthy
choices throughout their lives. Survivors of heart disease and stroke
walked the runway, sharing their personal stories that highlight the
need for women to make their own heart health a priority.
Print quality photos are available from the runway at tonight's show,
Olympic champions Cheryl Bernard, Hayley Wickenheiser and Jamie Salé
Actors Lauren Holly, Kristin Lehman, Melanie Nicholls-King and Sonja Smits
Models of Health winners Claire MacDonnell (83), Gladys Wenger (91) and Margaret Abbott-Brown
Singers Liona Boyd and Nanette Workman
Heart disease and stroke survivors Heather Nutt-Christensen and Janet Parr
Media personalities Erica Ehm, Jennifer Valentyne, Sandra Rinomato, Suhana Meharchand, Stacey Tookey and Traci Melchor
High res images and select broadcast quality video clips from the runway will be available for download as of 10:30 PM EDT, Thursday, Mar 21 at thehearttruth.ca/media-room
About The Heart Truth™ campaign
The Heart and Stroke Foundation's The Heart Truth campaign calls on
women to put their own health first by assessing their risk for heart
disease and stroke, talking to their doctor, and making heart healthy
lifestyle choices in order to enjoy a long and healthy life with their
Heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death for women in
Canada,1 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 reduce their risk of heart disease and
stroke by as much as 80 per cent and make health last.
Women are encouraged to assess their risk for heart disease and stroke, and find questions to ask their doctor at TheHeartTruth.ca. Find community support at Facebook.com/TheHeartTruth, heart health tips at twitter.com/TheHeartTruthCA and healthy lifestyle inspiration at pinterest.com/ TheHeartTruthCA.
The Heart Truth campaign gratefully acknowledges the support of founding
sponsor, Becel, and contributing sponsors Chatelaine, Post Shredded
Wheat, and Health Check™, without whom the program would not be
About The Heart and Stroke Foundation™
The Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.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. Its vision is 'Healthy lives free of heart disease and
stroke. Together we will make it happen.'
Press release, model and designer bios, backgrounders, print quality
images and broadcast-ready video are available for download at thehearttruth.ca/media-room
SOURCE: HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION
For further information:
For media interviews, please contact:
(on behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation)
Tricia.Soltys@edelman.com; Ryley.Murray@edelman.com; Alex.Green@edelman.com; Andrea.Lopez@edelman.com