Wear Red events to raise awareness of women's risk for heart disease

The Paseo Arts District and Oklahoma Heart Hospital are working together Feb. 3 to raise awareness of women's heart health.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: January 31, 2012

Friday is National Wear Red Day for Women and Heart Disease Awareness, and The Paseo Arts District has teamed up with Oklahoma Heart Hospital to help raise awareness of the disease with “Art of the Heart,” a juried art competition and exhibition.

The daylong event will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, at Oklahoma Heart Hospital's south campus, 5200 East Interstate 240 Service Road, with an announcement of the 2011 Heart Hero Award, an annual award given to a person who has gone the extra mile to educate others how to become prepared to save a life by being trained in CPR and the use of automatic external defibrillator.

The morning's events will also include information on living heart healthy and a live art demonstration by featured Oklahoma artist Bert Seabourn.

The event will continue that evening with a special First Friday Gallery Walk from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Paseo Arts District between NW 28 and Walker and NW 30 and Dewey. The gallery walk will feature works of art that incorporate red and hearts as a theme.

Oklahoma State University fashion design students will participate in the event by designing their own interpretations of the icon for women's heart health, the red dress. The winning red dress design will be featured at Ruth Meyers, 6471 Avondale Drive, in Nichols Hills Plaza throughout February.

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For more information, go to the Paseo Arts District's website at www.thepaseo.com or the Oklahoma Heart Hospital's website at www.okheart.com.

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