Red Dress Gala at WWU raises $1,500 for women’s heart health

Imagine coming in from the cold to a
room with lit candles, black table cloths and fresh flowers. You walk through
an archway entwined with ivy and lit with lights; young women in red dresses
eager to make a difference, and a spirit of hope in the air.

You are at the third annual Alpha
Phi Red Dress Gala at William Woods University.

A dress to die for… a cause to live
for.  Once again the women of Alpha Phi embraced this theme for their Red
Dress Gala Oct. 13. The night was a raging success, hosting more than 60
guests, and raising more than $1,500 for women’s heart health.

The Delta Chi chapter took their
international philanthropy to heart when putting together this event.  The
night included dinner, a silent auction and Christina Thompson, one of the top
10 national spokeswomen for Go Red for Women with the American Heart

Alpha Phi’s philanthropy is the
Alpha Phi Foundation supporting Women’s Heart Health.  Each year they
support and fund programs and research that study heart disease in women,
especially its symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Education and awareness is also a
primary focus for Alpha Phis everywhere; for that reason the evening included
information on each table and Thompson’s speech.  Today heart disease is
the number one killer of women, killing one in three.

Guests included community members,
such as LeRoy Benton, mayor of Fulton, and his wife, Frances; faculty and
staff; and numerous parents in town for Fall Family Weekend.

“I definitely enjoyed attending
Alpha Phi’s Red Dress Gala,” Mayor Benton said. “I thought the event was well
organized and all of the attendees seemed to be enjoying themselves with the
added advantage of benefiting Women’s Heart Health.”

Alpha Phi Chapter President Jenny
Morris (left) and Vice President of Marketing Hannah Lindburg with LeRoy
Benton, mayor of Fulton and his wife, Frances.

Alpha Phi’s at the Red Dress Gala