Wiles Women Go Red!


As a proud partner of the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION/STROKE ASSOCIATION, Wiles Magazine supports several initiatives to promote healthy lifestyles and preventative measures to fight heart disease and stroke.  In addition to our “28 Days to a Healthy Heart” calendar of recipes and fitness tips, our readers from across the country – including celebrity interior designer Erinn Valencich –  supported our Go Red photo campaign in observance of Heart Month this past February.


In observance of May as Stroke Month, Wiles joined the effort to help our readers spot the signs of stroke F.A.S.T. and was in attendance for the Association’s 10th Annual Los Angeles Go Red for Women Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Olympic swimming champion Janet Evans!   On Friday, May 9, hundreds of women painted luxurious Beverly Wilshire Hotel red and enjoyed the Go Red Experience featuring pampering and a lipstick demo station sponsored by Estee Lauder, a photo booth, health screenings from Huntington Hospital and more. Inside the ballroom, gorgeous gowns designed by students from FIDM lined the perimeter and a host of riveting speakers including Cardiothoracic surgeon Kathy E. Nagliato urged attendees to make themselves as their heart health a top priority. The message and theme “Who do you Go Red for” were even reiterated through the lunch menu which included Chilled Carrot Soup, Sesame-crusted Tofu, Red Quinoa, Pea Puree and a dessert of delectable dark chocolate-dipped strawberries.


Not to be outdone, Wiles was also there to help congratulate South Bay Go Red for Women Chairperson Charlotte Lesser and her team on their inaugural South Bay Go Red for Women Luncheon on May 21 at the Marriott Hotel in Manhattan Beach, CA. The event included edible displays of cherries and strawberries sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, information stations from sponsors like UCLA, and a brief workout to keep our hearts pumping. The menu featured a delectable Potpourri Salad with organic mesclun greens, grilled skinless chicken breast and topped with asparagus and heart-shaped crostini.


Finally, Wiles was honored to be present at the Association’s Inaugural Heart & Stroke Ball on May 17 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Prior to entering the venue, guests enjoyed cocktails, a sleek auto prop courtesy of sponsor Toyota and a photo opportunity sponsored by partner Wells Fargo. As DJ Joelskee spun sexy R&B and light hip hop, guests also took in natural, informative displays including a small Community Garden. Through emotional speeches and short films, the evening’s “Face of Heart” Jesse Sapolu – 4-Time Super Bowl Champion Center for the San Francisco 49ers – and the parents of Justin Carr – a 16 year-old young man who suddenly died from heart disease in 2013 reminded attendees that heart disease is not simply an issue for women and the evening ending with a live auction that raised more than $300,000 for the American Heart Association/Stroke Association.


To learn more about how you can join the fight to end heart disease, please visit: heart.org.


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