Monday, December 22, 2014 · 7:43 a.m.

Local men raise $4,000 for Go Red for Women Campaign

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(From left to right, back row) Sam St. Charles, Albert Bailey, Jimmy Campbell, Hunter Hughes, Dennis Clark, Frank King, Skipper Fairbanks, Art Hickey, Brainerd Cooper, Bob Roza, Dennie Wolfgang, Pete Smith (from left to right, front row), Joseph Barney, Jack Baker, B.B. Bell and Earl Pickering all helped raise money for Go Red for Women. (Photo: Contributed)

Fifteen male "models" raised more than $4,000 for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign by taking to the runway.

The male participants, employees of Erlanger's Chattanooga LifeStyle Center, were voted on by audience members, who paid $1 per vote. Best of Show and Highest Money Maker were awarded to Gen. B.B. Bell. 

All proceeds from the voting, silent auction and live auction were donated to the American Heart Association. 

The national Go Red for Women Campaign aims to spread the word that heart disease is largely preventable—just by leading a healthy lifestyle, such as following a healthy eating plan, getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking, women can lower their risk by as much as 82 percent. 

Erlanger’s Chattanooga LifeStyle Center, located at 325 Market St., is the site of Erlanger’s cardiac rehabilitation program, which combines education, exercise and lifestyle changes in a three-phase program to help men and women who have been diagnosed with heart disease return to an active life. For more information on Erlanger’s cardiac rehabilitation program, contact the center at 423-778-9400. 

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