Red Dress Runners Flood Stormont To Help Fight Heart Disease

Thursday 10th October 2019

Hundreds of supporters dressed in red, took over Stormont Estate on World Heart Day, Sunday 29th September, to take part in Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke’s Red Dress Run, supported by MACE.

This year’s event also saw participants ‘wearing their hearts on their sleeves’ by proudly sporting the name of their loved one on their arm, in honour of those who are living with or who have been lost to heart disease.

Jackie Trainor, Director of Income Generation at Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke said “The atmosphere at the Red Dress Run is unique and everyone was in such high spirits. It’s amazing to see hundreds of men, women, kids and dogs, coming out together in honour of those affected by heart disease and really making a difference by raising much needed funds.”

Jackie continued “There are 74,000 people living with heart disease in Northern Ireland, and it kills one in ten people here. We rely on donations to ensure we can continue fighting against heart disease through research, care and prevention. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us, and especially to our sponsor MACE.”