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Marisa Tomei hosts Go Red for Women fashion show; En Vogue performs

UPI News Service, 02/10/2018 

Marisa Tomei hosted the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection 2018 fashion show in New York Thursday night.

"Go Red for Women has set the standard for what women's health empowerment looks like. Along the way, hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested for research and education. Macy's alone has contributed more than $65 million to the cause," the Oscar-winning actress told the crowd at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

"Go Red for Women was created by women for women to address a startling reality of gaps in awareness, treatment and prevention of heart disease," she continued.

"Far too many women were being taken from us. So, a movement for women's health equality was born. As we sit here tonight, the national conversation continues to build momentum. It is calling upon women to demand change for the things that are most important in life. Women remain under-represented in clinical research, meaning that we know less about the role gender plays and the symptoms of a heart attack can be different for women."

"While great progress has been made, more must be done. The bottom line -- heart disease is pervasive, deceptive and often misunderstood. It is less studied, it is often overlooked and frequently dismissed. Championing women's heart health means more time to truly live."

Hitting the runway Thursday in an effort to spotlight the initiative were Tatyana Ali, Zuri Hall, Melissa Joan Hart, Grace Helbig, Liz Hernandez, Adrienne Bailon Houghton, Kathy Ireland, Maye Musk, Elizabeth Rohm, Marion Ross, Lea Salonga, Rachel Lindsay, Niki Taylor, Kate Walsh, Lynn Whitfield, CeCe Winans and Ginger Zee.

Salonga opened the show with a cover of OneRepublic's "I Lived" and En Vogue later sang several of its hits, concluding with the anthem "Free Your Mind."

In the event's final moments, all of the celebrities took one last turn on the catwalk together before posing for a group photo.

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