As promised, the American Heart Association‘s 10th Annual Red Dress Dinner was a fantastic girls’ night out!
Lovely ladies came out en masse on Friday—all wearing heels and little red dresses—to raise heart disease awareness at the Long Island Aquarium and Convention Center‘s Sea Star Ballroom in Riverhead. The event included a sit-down dinner, DJ, Chinese auction, raffles and, of course, the organization’s annual group picture (shown above).
Proceeds from the dinner will help the American Heart Association fund life saving research for heart disease and stroke, as well as promote educational awareness on the East End.
The red dress is the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. “Heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the number one cause of death in American women, claiming about 500,000 lives each year, or nearly one death each minute.” The mission of the American Heart Association is building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.