By AFRO Staff

Open My Heart Foundation’s recently honored heart and stroke survivors at the 8th Annual Red Dress Gala. The event was held at Martin’s Crosswinds on Saturday, Feb. 18th. The organization, founded by Florence Champagne, works year round to positively impact heart health disparities in the Black community via advocacy, support groups,  and fitness sessions that include yoga and time with personal trainers. The Open My Heart Foundation also financially helps residents with co-pay assistance. The Red Dress Gala is a time to celebrate heart health advocates and medical professionals who are making strides against heart disease.