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Dressing-up Red event gives little girls a reason to smile

Bryana Cazales at the Dressing-up Red event
Bryana Cazales, 2, from Chino, receives a makeup touchup before her picture at the Dressing-up Red event.
Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital presented “Dressing-up Red,” an event inviting more than 400 little girls afflicted with heart disease to a red costume party on January 30. The event corresponded with “Go Red Week,” the American Heart Association’s national campaign focusing on women and heart disease. A special guest at the event included 11-year-old Olympic hopeful ice skater Victoria Rose Hecht, who also is a heart patient.

Each girl was able to choose from several red accessories such as hats, gloves, and scarves before being given a personal makeup session with staff from the Medical Center. After dressing up, everyone had the chance to get their photograph taken and printed for them that very afternoon to take home.

“Dressing-up Red” took place in Wong Kerlee International Conference Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

LLUMC and LLU Children’s Hospital recognize that there are many little girls and their families that are affected by cardiovascular disease. This event provided an opportunity for families to celebrate and fellowship with others who are successfully battling heart disease.

By Preston Clarke Smith
Haley Senatti at the Dressing-up Red event
Four-year-old Haley Senatti contemplates her new look in the mirror after she decks herself out in red.

TODAY news for Thursday, February 9, 2006