Kelly Rowland, Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, executive producer, and author of the upcoming children’s book “Always With You, Always With Me” headlined the show with a performance of her greatest hits. Kelly has a personal connection to the work of Go Red for Women after losing her mom to a sudden cardiac arrest.
Lauren Spencer-Smith, the singer-songwriter from Vancouver Island, opened the show with a performance that included her chart-topping “Fingers Crossed,” and teased new music from her upcoming debut album. Spencer-Smith earned over 170 million streams and critical acclaim from Billboard, Genius, Stereogum, and more, on her breakout single, setting the tone for a landmark year ahead.
To honor the 20th anniversary of the Red Dress Collection, the following celebrity alumnae returned to the stage: Star Jones, Garcelle Beauvais, Elisabeth Röhm, Jeannie Mai, Christina Milian, and Vivica A. Fox. The alumnae acted as presenters while revealing their personal connections to heart disease and stroke.
This year’s event was a celebration of the last two decades, bringing together powerful voices across music, entertainment, fashion, and philanthropy to raise awareness about women’s heart health. Through a collaboration with Pandora, the invitation-only, in-person event will be amplified to reach people across the country through a broadcast of the show on Pandora’s platform, live.pandora.com, on May 4, 2022.
Through the Red Dress Collection Concert, the American Heart Association is uniting powerful voices to raise awareness of the importance of prioritizing heart health so women can reclaim their health today, resulting in a better, healthier tomorrow.
Cardiovascular disease remains the No. 1 killer of women and the leading cause of maternal mortality in the U.S. Less than half of U.S. women have good heart health as they enter pregnancy. It’s vital that women are healthy before, during, and after their pregnancy, as improved heart health before pregnancy can reduce their medical risks later.
The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health. Special thanks to jewelry provider Loren Hope.