Red Dress Dinner Chairperson, Nancy Kouris
Nancy Kouris started the Red Dress Dinner in March of 2003 to spread awareness to her friends at her gym that heart disease is the number one killer of women. The Red Dress was designated by First Lady Laura Bush in 2001 as a symbol of heart disease awareness. It seemed only fitting that a red dress should be worn to this gathering of women in friendship and caring. Celebrating our eleventh year in 2014, the dinner has grown from 37 local woman to over 300 female family and friends. With the partnership of The American Heart Association and its Eastern Long Island Regional Director, Barbara Poliwoda, we are spreading the word that women have tremendous power to prevent heart disease. Knowing personal risk factors, leading a healthy lifestyle, managing weight and non-smoking are all paths to better health.