Press Release

For Immediate Release
Feb 3, 2011
Contact : Elizabeth Dobis, Public Relations Specialist  

Third Annual Red Dress Event Brings NY Fashion to Red Bank for Heart Health Awareness

Ladies-only event presented by Meridian CardioVascular Network blends fashion, education, and fun to celebrate American Heart Month.  

Red Bank, NJ - The Red Dress Event is hitting Red Bank for the third year with another memorable, ladies-only evening that will educate and empower women to take control of their heart health.  

In partnership with The Heart Truth™ campaign, Meridian CardioVascular Network will host this cocktail party that features six dresses from the Red Dress Collection. Guests will get a close up view of dresses created by several notable designers, hot off the runway from New York's Fashion Week.  

Join us in Red Bank on Thursday, February 24, at Buona Sera Restaurant and Bar at 7:00 p.m. This special event will help to raise awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of American women. This elegant evening features signature red cocktails; delicious passed Hors d'oeuvres; and music along with door prizes and giveaways. Tickets are $50.00 per person, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Meridian Women's Heart Connection- a program aimed at building awareness of women's heart disease and keeping women informed and healthy. The evening will also feature stories from local women who have survived heart disease with the help of Meridian hospitals, as well as expert tips on how to decrease risk factors.  

To purchase tickets, or for more information on the Meridian Women's Heart Connection, please call 1-800-DOCTORS.  

To view a complete listing of events that will take place this year, or to learn more about heart health matters visit  

Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For", and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence, including the distinction of being the first health system in the country to receive Magnet designation for nursing. For more information, visit us at