Red Dress Fashion Show at Truman Clark Health Annex

From Staff Reports

Sycamore Shoals Hospital (SSH), The Center for Cardiovascular Health at Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) and Peebles are hosting a Red Dress Fashion Show and Luncheon Wednesday, May 12. The event will be held at Truman Clark Health Annex located at the Carter County Health Department, 403 East G. St., Elizabethton.
   The purpose of the event is to raise awareness to women about cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death of women in the United States.
   The Red Dress event begins at 11:45 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Chicken salad on a bed of greens, miniature date and banana nut muffins, pasta salad and fruit will be served followed by a dessert.
   The Red Dress, the national symbol for cardiovascular disease, represents cardiovascular disease as a non-discriminating killer of women. The Red Dress serves as a red flag for women, and the seriousness of cardiovascular disease.
   The fashion models are closely tied to the disease. Many had the deadly disease, surgeries or are in cardiovascular rehabilitation. Their dresses will range from evening gown attire to brilliant red casual wear.
   Cardiologist Dr. Shoba Hiremagaluar of Mountain States Health Alliance will speak at the event, along with Josh Smith of News Channel 11 and Health Resources Center coordinator, Lisa Hamilton.
   Hiremagaluar said, "Every woman needs to know about heart disease. Our goal is to give women a personal and urgent message, a wake-up call about the risk of heart disease."
   Tickets for the Red Dress Fashion Show and Luncheon are $15, and need to be purchased in advance. The deadline is May 9. Send check to: Red Dress Fashion Show, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, 1501 W. Elk Ave., Elizabethton, TN 37643, but registration must be made through The Health Professionals. For more information, or to purchase group seating, call Brenda McKinnis at (423) 431-6482.
   Door prizes will be awarded to lucky ticket holders. Tables of eight may be purchased.