Four-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, writer, actress and television producer Kelly Rowland and singer-songwriter Lauren Spencer-Smith headline Go Red for Women concert broadcast American Heart Association’s Red Dress Collection – Powered by Pandora at 5pm PST/8pm EST on May 4. A booster presentation will take place immediately after the first broadcast.
The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, has teamed up with streaming service Pandora for the 20th annual Red Dress Collection concert, taped in front of a live audience on April 7 in Los Angeles. . Inspired by fashion, this unforgettable musical evening brings together the women and men who love them to speak out and take action against cardiovascular disease, which remains their leading cause of death, including young mothers and mothers-to-be.
In addition to performances by Rowland and Spencer-Smith, the concert includes appearances and remarks by former Red Dress Collection celebrities Star Jones, Garcelle Beauvais, Jeannie Mai Jenkins, Christina Milian, Vivica A. Fox and Elisabeth Röhm. Each star pays homage to the high fashion heritage of the Red Dress collection with bespoke red ensembles while learning about their own lived experiences and connections to cardiovascular disease. Throughout the show, moving stories of young moms affected by heart disease and stroke are also woven.
“Mother’s Day is fast approaching – a time to reflect on the amazing mums, grandmothers, aunts and other women in our lives and what they mean to us. Many of us will also miss the women who are no longer with us,” said Nancy Brown, executive director of the American Heart Association. “One in three women lose their lives from cardiovascular disease, a statistic that the American Heart Association is committed to change by advancing research and encouraging all women to take care of their health at all ages and stages of life.”
The Red Dress Collection was originally founded by The Heart Truth program of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. It now serves as a national flagship Go Red for Women event focused on raising awareness of heart disease among women and uniting women as an unrelenting force to end heart disease and stroke worldwide.
To learn more about recovering your health or to donate to the American Heart Association in honor of the women you love, visit goredforwomen.org.
The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health.