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Women’s Day Red Dress Awards 2011 (VIDEO + Red Carpet Pics)

So fun! Last night I attended the 2011 Women’s Day Red Dress Awards with my best bud Audrey McClelland thanks to Campbell’s Soup. Audrey was invited to go backstage and interview Monica Potter from ‘Parenthood’ and I tagged along as her guest. Woot! Woot! 🙂

Here’s the video recapping our night. Yes, I was pretty much the only person in the room that didn’t own a red dress! Ok maybe there was a small handful of us… but BOY do I wish I went shopping! That’s what I get for being a miserable NYer – all I had in my closet was black, grey, and beige. UGH!

Anyway, there’s shots of Natasha Bedingfield, Charice, Barbara Walters, Mario Lopez, and more! We were lucky enough to see some AMAZING performances. Charice had me hysterically crying at one point. She was THAT good. (and if you are a Charice fan, click here for more red carpet pics)

Want to get involved? I have SUCH an easy way! Click here to watch these two videos from Campbell’s. For every person that does, the company will donate $1 up to $625K! Come on now – it will take you  less than a minute to help out the cause.

In case you want to brush up on your facts, Campbell’s has provided a great list of heart disease facts.

  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills over 450,000 women per year—that’s about one every minute.
  • One in six US women in 2005 died of cardiovascular disease, while only one in thirty died of cancer.
  • CVD claims nearly as many lives than the next five causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.
  • One in eight women between the ages of 45 and 64 has some form of heart disease. The numbers increase to one in four for women over 65.
  • 64% of women who died suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms.
  • Middle-aged Americans who don’t currently have high blood pressure have a 90% chance of eventually developing hypertension.
  • Over 73 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure.
  • Stroke is the #3 cause of death for women over the age of 65, and is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability.

Barbara Walters urged the audience to get to the doctor and ask for a baseline EKG. Protect yourself and take preventive measures like eating healthy and living an active life. Oh and SMILE! Some say living a positive life has a direct POSITIVE effect on our hearts.

Happy heart!!!

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

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  1. How fun, Vera! I LOVE LOVE Monica Potter on Parenthood – she’s amazing. Well, the show as a whole is FANTASTIC.

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