A world-renowned supermodel is coming to Syracuse! The American Heart Association is excited to announce supermodel Emme will be the Keynote Speaker at the upcoming Go Red for Women Luncheon.
Emme is one of the world’s first plus-size supermodels and was named by Oprah Magazine as the Godmother of the full-figured industry. She was the first celebrity advocate to speak before a Congressional subcommittee to increase public awareness of eating and body image disorders.
In 2013, Emme founded Fashion Without Limits. The initiative works with the Syracuse University School of Design, Fashion program to teach young designers an inclusive fashion education to design clothes for all women sizes 0-24+, celebrating women’s bodies including 100 million women above size 12 in the US alone. Emme is a 1985 graduate of Syracuse University.
Emme is a TV personality/wellness expert, the creative director of her clothing lines, an author of five books, a lead influencer for body positivity and self-esteem and a Mom!
“When my father died from a heart attack, it opened my eyes to the fact that heart attacks were the leading cause of death for women, which shocked me,” said Emme. “I knew more about breast cancer but very little about heart health, which is why I love talking about, listening and honoring our bodies. They tell us more than we can imagine.”
“Emme is a wonderful spokesperson for curvy and confident women out there,” said 2019 Go Red for Women Chairwoman Bea Gonzalez. “She will leave you feeling empowered and knowing you can be fit and love yourself, just the way you are, because beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.”
The Syracuse Go Red for Women Luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 24th at the Oncenter Convention Center. The event starts at 10:30a.m. with the Festival of Red and the luncheon program runs from noon to 1:30p.m.
Tickets to the Syracuse Go Red for Women Luncheon are available at SyracuseGoRed.heart.org.
Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health and locally sponsored by Life is Why sponsor St. Joseph’s Health, along with Syracuse University, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Stickley Audi & Co., Wellcare, Kinney Drugs Foundation, Wegmans and media sponsors 93Q, Eagle Newspapers, Syracuse Woman Magazine and NBC3, CBS5, CW6 and CNYCentral.com.