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2023 Red Dress Gala Awards

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST

Free – $150

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Honoring Heart and Stroke Survivors

February is National Heart Awareness Month! In recognition of National Heart Awareness Month, you are invited to join the Open My Heart Foundation’s 8th Annual Fundraiser, as we honor heart and stroke survivors, and those who are making a difference in the heart health community. We are working with local hospitals and our goal is to raise $30,000. Proceeds will benefit heart and stroke patients.

This year we are so excited to have a 2-Day Event! The first day will be on Friday, February 17th called: “Health Equity Now: A Symposium on Closing the Gap”. It will be co-hosted by the Open My Heart Foundation’s CEO and Founder, Florence Champagne, along with international speaker, health advocate and heart survivor, Rhonda Monroe. We will hear from expert panelists on Historical Injustices, Social Determinants of Health, Social and Community, Healthcare Access, and what we can do about it.

Day 2 is our signature fundraising event, our 8th Annual Fundraiser, the Red Dress Gala Awards! Heart and Stroke Survivors will receive awards called “Survivors that Thrive Award”! We will also award those in the Health and Wellness field in the community with a “Community Service Award”. We will have live entertainment, dancing, and much much more in this one of a kind formal all “Red” event!

This year we are honored to have as our special guest, award winning smooth jazz artist MAYSA!

Thank you to our generous supporters: Fund2Foundation, LifeStyles of Maryland, Boston Scientific, Howard University School of Social Work, NELLA, LLC, Martins Crosswinds.

If you would like to be a sponsor, or place an ad, contact: [email protected]


2023 Red Dress Gala Awards




February 18
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST
Free – $150
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Martin’s Crosswinds
7400 Greenway Center Drive
Greenbelt,, MD 20770 United States
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