What is Little Red Dress? Carly Novak explains

The red dresses created by the Fashion Association are also available at the silent auction.

The red dresses created by the Fashion Association are available at the silent auction.

Recently The Wheel talked to Carly Novak, Biology, ’16, who is involved with Little Red Dress.

What is the Little Red Dress?

CN:-“The Little Red Dress (LRD) event is an annual occasion to raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. Every year we have a speaker that has a story or message related to our central theme of being heart healthy. This year our speaker’s name is Megan Hicks, a member of the American Heart Association who was born with a congenital heart defect.

Who is involved?

CN: “The event is always hosted by the Medical Interest Group (MIG). It is one of the central events for the club as well as other participants and supporters of LRD. The Fashion Association also creates a bunch of red dresses that are displayed during a fashion show, a major staple for this event. Later on, the red dresses are also displayed and available to buy during a silent auction, which goes on throughout most of the event. Donations are received from businesses in the St. Kate’s area, campus clubs, or other family and friends that want to donate a basket.”

What other activities are at the event?

CN: “Other highlights that go on during this event are that we will have a photo booth for friends to take fun pictures, we invite other clubs to represent themselves and bring some sort of heart healthy activity for people to look at or do (make heart healthy promise bracelets, heart healthy recipes, heart healthy facts, etc)., and finally we also have the event catered with snacks, desserts and beverages.”

The Little Red Dress event on Saturday, February 27th from 7-10pm in the CdC ballroom. Tickets cost $5 for students and $7 for adults, available at the door.

Since it is a semi-formal event, it is highly recommended everyone that attends wear “some sort of red, black, or white to show their support for this cause,” said Novak. “With all of the forms of entertainment I mentioned before, the event is not only very educational and for a good cause, but also a fun time for friends to get dressed up and support the on-campus clubs. Snow or shine, we have made this event successful each year. MIG is very proud of this event and although it takes a huge effort to make it perfect, it is always worth it.”

For any questions, contact mig@stkate.edu or Miss Novak herself at cmnovak@stkate.edu.

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