Red Dress Dashers Raise Money for Heart Health

Published 02/22 2014 04:22PM

Updated 02/22 2014 07:30PM

NORMAL - What does the color red, a dress, and a pair of sneakers have in common?

It’s not an odd sense of fashion...

The American Heart Association is celebrating “Heart Month” and OSF Saint Joseph decided to get the word out in a pretty unique way.

More than thirty runners and walkers... Some wearing red dresses, took to the streets in Uptown Normal, spreading the word about the dangers of heart disease.

Valerie Hawkins, a Marketing Specialist at OSF says the many don’t know the danger they are in every day.

“It's a half mile run today. It's a quick dash, the point is to dash the myths about heart disease and raise awareness that heart disease is the #1 threat to women in the United States.”

The quick course took the participants thru Uptown Normal, crossing the finish line at the Amtrak station.

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