Go Red for Women fashion show held at the Westin Convention Center


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A woman can’t have enough shoes, but she has only one heart. About 500 came out Wednesday to the Westin Convention Center to support the American Heart Association at the eighth annual Go Red for Women fashion show. Guests painted the scene red by wearing dresses, jewelry and even shoes in the ruby hue. Among them were fashion show chair Maris Bondi, American Heart Association Allegheny board chair Richard Shaw, spring luncheon chairs Judy Wagner and Julie Coletti and Amy Heinl, the evening’s Mission Impact Award recipient. The event featured boutique shopping, heart-healthy wine and appetizers, a silent auction and a runway show spotlighting red fashions from Macy’s, a national sponsor of the Go Red for Women movement. Bobbi Brown at Monroeville Mall and Izzazu Salon styled models’ makeup and hair. KDKA-TV’s Jon Burnett and Susan Koeppen, a cardiac arrest survivor, served as emcees and kept festivities well-paced with a solid balance of humor and professionalism. But the true stars of the night were the models, all heart disease or stroke survivors or the relatives of those affected by such illnesses. The benefit raised $45,000 for research and education.


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