Local men raise over $4,000 for “Go Red for Women” campaign

From left to right (back row) Sam St. Charles, Albert Bailey, Jimmy Campbell, Hunter Hughes, Dennis Clark, Frank King, Skipper Fairbanks, Art Hickey, Brainerd Cooper, Bob Roza, Dennie Wolfgang and Pete Smith.  From left to right (front row) Joseph Barney, Jack Baker, B.B. Bell and Earl Pickering.

From left to right (back row) Sam St. Charles, Albert Bailey, Jimmy Campbell, Hunter Hughes, Dennis Clark, Frank King, Skipper Fairbanks, Art Hickey, Brainerd Cooper, Bob Roza, Dennie Wolfgang and Pete Smith. From left to right (front row) Joseph Barney, Jack Baker, B.B. Bell and Earl Pickering.

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Fifteen male “models” from Erlanger’s ChattanoogaLifeStyleCenter raised $4,047 for the American Heart Association “Go Red for Women” initiative by walking the runway and showing off some of their talent during this year’s Fashion Show with a Twist. 

Audience members paid $1 per vote for their favorite contestant.  “Best of Show” and highest “money maker” were awarded to General B.B. Bell, playing alter ego, General Georgia Patton, by rounding up her troops to fight heart disease. 

All proceeds from the voting, silent auction and live auction on February 11 were donated to the American Heart Association. 

The national “Go Red for Women” campaign aims to spread the word that heart disease is largely preventable.  Just by leading a healthy lifestyle, such as following a heart healthy eating plan, getting regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking, women can lower their risk by as much as 82 percent. 

Erlanger’s ChattanoogaLifeStyleCenter, located at 325 Market Street, is the site of Erlanger’s cardiac rehabilitation program.  The program combines education, exercise and lifestyle changes in a three-phase program to help men and women who have been diagnosed with heart disease to return to an active, productive life. 

For more information on Erlanger’s cardiac rehabilitation program, contact the center at (423) 778-9400. 

Videos from the event can be viewed on Erlanger’s YouTube Channel.  Visit www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiBdtfZFA7msTdCmYlvrNWx66_qTfWyuX to see more.

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