Red Dress Dash to raise awareness for women’s heart health

Women and men across central Pennsylvania are invited to put on their best red dress and shoes for the Go Red For Women Red Dress Dash to raise awareness about women’s heart health. The Red Dress Dash is set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Macy’s in Capital City Mall in Camp Hill. A special day of health screenings, beauty treatments and other activities will follow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Macy’s in partnership with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign and Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute.

The Go Red For Women Red Dress Dash will kick off the day-long event by inviting participants to dash through the Capital City Mall, beginning at the Macy’s mall entrance, wearing red dresses. The Red Dress Dash will be an exciting way for local men and women, as well as the Macy’s store employees, to raise awareness about the Go Red For Women movement and women’s heart health.

After the Red Dress Dash, Macy’s will host a one-day Go Red For Women event, centered in the beauty department. Guests will have the opportunity to pamper themselves with spa treatments, massage, makeovers, beauty consultations and other services. Other activities include scarf tying demonstrations, healthy juice samples and a treasure hunt throughout the store to win prizes. The entire store will be dedicated to spreading the message of wellness to all staff and customers.

Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute will provide free health screenings, CPR and AED demonstrations, and the opportunity to meet personally with members of the Heart and Vascular Institute staff. Valuable health information will be available at various scavenger hunt locations throughout the store.

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will provide heart health information especially for women as part of the Go Red For Women campaign. Women will have the opportunity to take the Go Red For Women declaration to make heart health a priority and pose for fun photos. Zumba demonstrations will also take place throughout the day.

For more information about women’s heart disease and the Go Red for Women campaign, visit www.goredforwomen.org.

Last Updated March 27, 2013