By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS
The American Heart Association in Bettendorf, Iowa, has teamed up with interior designers and three other charities to construct ensembles using residential interior fabrics and materials for a fundraising fashion show.
The Construct for Charity Fashion Show will start at 5 p.m. Friday with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the AHA, Live Fit with Lupus, Gilda’s Club and the Lutheran Church East Side Mission.
“Everyone who attends will get a chance to vote for their favorite design by donating $1 for each vote,” Marie Johnson, owner of State Street Interiors & Furniture, said in a news release. “We hope to raise lots of money for these worthy charities who give so much back to our community.”
The AHA dress was created by a volunteer, who wanted to highlight the statistic that one in three women will die of heart disease. She used three different fabrics when making the dress in the hopes of highlighting those cardiovascular dangers to women.