by Ali Garfinkel
Categories: Causes, Events, Fashion
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Dita Von Teese and Jennifer Love Hewitt, among some other high profile stars, will be hitting the catwalk in New York tonight for the annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to raise awareness for heart disease.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, created The Heart Truth campaign. In 2002, the Red Dress was picked as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness to inspire them to be proactive about their heart health.

ClothesOffOurBack.org is currently holding an auction for a selection of dresses worn by the celebrities in previous events, including Nelly Furtado, Elisabeth Hasselback and many more.