Mrs. Kasich, Diet Coke® and Heart Health Supporters “Show Their Heart” at The Ohio State University

Feb 29


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COLUMBUS--First Lady of Ohio Karen Kasich joined Diet Coke, OSU student leaders and community representatives at the event in support of heart health awareness programs. The fashion show provided a platform for the community to “show their heart” while demonstrating a personal commitment to heart health education.

“We all know a woman who may be at risk for cardiovascular disease—I lost my own mother to complications from the disease, as well as multiple family members and recently a dear friend,” said Karen Waldbillig Kasich, Ohio First Lady and wife of Governor John Kasich. ”That’s why I’m joining Diet Coke in its continuing commitment to The Heart Truth®—to educate people about the importance of heart health. The fashion show provided a fun way to raise awareness about a health issue that has touched us all.”

Models included state officials, student leaders and local health and wellness professionals. Local retailers Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Francesca’s, Whitehouse Black Market and Anthropologie provided red clothing for the fashion show in honor of American Heart Month. Health information and screenings were also offered to those in participating.

At the conclusion of the show, Diet Coke presented a $5,000 check to the Columbus Black Nurses’ Association in support of community heart health programs.

(Photo: Jason Wright)


Read the remainder of The Coca-Cola Company’s wire release.
Read more coverage of the event in The Lantern.