Evening Featured Red Dresses Designed by Students from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Santa Fe Springs, CA – March 20, 2014: Tangram Interiors teamed with Clark Construction to host a special event to raise awareness about preventing heart disease and to celebrate the progress made by the Go Red For Women campaign over the last ten years. The event was held on Thursday, March 13th at Tangram’s Downtown L.A. studio located in the Pac Mutual Building. A minimum donation of $10 was requested, which Tangram generously matched.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths every year, or roughly one woman every minute. In 2010, the American Heart Association set a goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, by the year 2020.
“The American Heart Association has made huge strides in the fight against heart disease, but the battle is far from over,” said Mitchel Zelinger, vice president of new business development, Tangram. “We are proud to lend our support to raise awareness about a worthy cause like the Go Red For Women campaign.”
Tangram invited members of the design community to enjoy complimentary and light hors d’oeuvres, while learning more about women’s heart disease and the Go Red For Women campaign. On display were several one-of-a-kind red dresses designed by students from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Red dresses have become a recognized symbol for the Go Red For Women campaign.
“After losing my mother to cardiac arrest I fully embraced this movement, not only because I felt it was her legacy, but also to help make women aware of what this disease can cause,” said Bernadette Reyes, senior design manager, Clark Construction. “I am grateful to Tangram for co-hosting this event with us and hope everyone who attended will make heart-healthy decisions and help spread the word about this movement.”
Representatives from the American Heart Association were on hand to inform guests about opportunities to promote and support programs and events that the Go Red movement is sponsoring throughout the Los Angeles area.
Tangram is the leading, most sophisticated interiors provider in Southern California and the Central Valley. As a Steelcase flagship dealer, the company offers the strongest portfolio of architecture, furniture, and technology products in the industry, and compliment Steelcase’s catalog with 250+ leading manufacturers. Business units include Tangram Studio, Tangram Fabricators, Tangram Move Management, and OnSite Services. Tangram recently started a separate company called PARALLELTEK to provide unified and simplified technology solutions. http://www.tangraminteriors.com/
Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national campaign to increase prevention and awareness of heart disease in women. The movement began in 2004 and has grown into a powerful movement that’s changing and saving women’s lives. Together, we can bring a voice to this silent killer to help save lives! To learn more about the Go Red movement, visit www.goredforwomen.org.
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