There was also a silent auction and tickets on some fabulous prizes like a red leather couch from Hayward’s Furniture, a fur coal from Vogue Furriers, multiple hotel and spa packages, as well as prints and other donated items.
About 300 people attended as 15 nursing students, dressed in red, kept the event running smoothly. “We organized the auction, worked on registration, sold tickets, and lent ourselves to the committee members,” said fourth-year student Gina Colborne. “It was a wonderful experience! The students learned a lot and were thrilled to help raise funds for this worthwhile cause.”
This year marked the third Heart Truth Fashion Show. It has gone from a luncheon at the Johnson Geo Centre in its first year, to a cocktail party at the Majestic for the second year, to a formal gala this year. Assistant professor April Manuel has made it part of her course complex care that students are required to take time to volunteer on events such as this one.
The main goal of the event is to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease in women and it also happens to be one of the major annual fundraisers for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The dress models were a cross section of community leaders, women living with heart disease, politics, entertainment industry and academia.