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National Wear Red Day "Go Red" for Women Fashion Show

February 15, 2020

On Friday, February 7th the Social Center was radiating with women dressed in red as over 130 St. Francis Manor, Seeland Park, Hammond Center and Grinnell community residents celebrated National Wear Red Day. Started by the American Heart Association in 2003, the women wore red to raise awareness of heart disease which is the No. 1 killer of women.

The event began with Fitness Director Kayla Faas sharing some alarming statistics from the American Heart Association.  Kayla also stated that exercise is one way to control the risks of heart disease and she encouraged the attendees to participate in the exercise classes offered on campus.

Next, Patty from the Christopher & Banks’ clothing store in Williamsburg narrated the red-inspired fashion show. The Seeland Park and Hammond Center models included Betty Brown, Char Byriel, Laura Eidsness, Janet Marcum, Jan Mergen, Karen Tish, Ginny Young and Ileen Zegers who each modeled two outfits. Based on her outfit, Bonnie Wold from Seeland Park was named the “Rosy Red Lady” of the event and received a Go Red fashion pin.

Delicious heart-healthy snacks prepared by the St. Francis Manor culinary staff were enjoyed by all. This event inspired and energized attendees both inside and out! View photos from the event on Facebook

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