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February 11, 2010

Woman's Day Presents The Seventh Annual Red Dress Awards

Mary J Blige performs

Woman's Day magazine's 7th Annual Red Dress Awards commemorated American Heart Month by honoring four women who have made significant contributions to the fight against heart disease, the number one killer of women today.

Anthony Hamilton

Sherri Shepherd 

Julia Irene Kauffman 

Julia Kauffman - The Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, which Ms. Kauffman heads, established the Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center in Kansas City, the first of its kind in the U.S. to focus on heart disease in women. The foundation's continual support of the Center has enabled it to help spread awareness of how heart disease affects women and fund groundbreaking research while providing top-notch cardiac care. To this end, Kauffman recently created the Julia Irene Kauffman Endowed Chair for Women's Cardiovascular Health.
Karol Watson MD

Karol Watson, MD - The many prestigious positions Dr. Watson holds keep her in the thick of heart disease awareness and prevention. She's an assistant professor of medicine in UCLA's Division of Cardiology, on the executive committee for the UCLA Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Diseases, codirector of UCLA'sProgram in Preventive Cardiology, director of its Center for Cholesterol and Hypertension Management, and a practicing cardiologist.

Kathy Kastan 

Kathy Kastan - Kastan is the past president of the board of directors of WomenHeart, a national organization aimed at preventing heart disease in women and reducing death and disability among women living with heart disease. Also a national spokeswoman for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Heart Truth Campaign, she has a unique perspective: She herself survived bypass surgery at age 42.


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