Campbell Soup Company and Style Expert Tim Gunn Unveil Inspired Red Dress Designs From the Heart

Votes for Top Red Dress Designs and Stories Trigger Donations to the American Heart AssociationCAMDEN, N.J., Jan 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) and style expert Tim Gunn are
making heart health fashionable by turning three people’s red dress
designs into red-carpet-ready couture to help raise awareness and funds
for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.

Campbell’s “AdDress Your Heart” Design and Essay Contest invited
people to share their personal stories about heart disease by designing
a Campbell red dress inspired by a “heart-health hero.” Now, people can
vote on their favorite to determine who will “make it work” on the red
carpet with Gunn at the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards this
February to celebrate American Heart Month.

The three finalists’ stories and designs can be seen at
For every vote, from now until Jan. 28, 2010, Campbell will make a $1
donation to the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement
(up to $625,000). In February, people can continue to trigger a donation
by visiting the Web site and clicking on the winning design and story.

People from all over the country shared powerful stories about living
with heart disease and striving for good health. “The winning designs
are as inspiring as the heart health stories behind them,” said Gunn.
“As someone who has been personally affected by heart disease, I am
moved by the finalists’ commitment to addressing their heart health and
honored to be a part of the AdDress Your Heart program.”

Every Dress Tells a Story

The dozens of contest entrants’ stories and designs were inspired by
their real-life heart-health heroes, including neighbors, sisters and
mothers. The essays were as varied as the heroes who inspired them.
Whether sharing personal struggles, efforts to eat heart-healthy foods
and exercise, or how they spread heart-disease awareness to their
communities, the entrants were united in their desire to contribute to
the fight against heart disease.

“At Campbell, we have a history of making great-tasting, heart-healthy
products. Now, through the AdDress Your Heart Design and Essay
contest, we invited real people to share their heart health stories,”
said Michael Barkley, Vice President Campbell’s soups. “These inspired
stories will help raise funds for the American Heart Association.”

The finalists’ stories include a heart disease survivor and people who
have taken steps to live a heart-healthy lifestyle after witnessing
their family members’ battle heart disease:

  • Jodie Senouillet, 26, from Riverside, R.I., proclaims that her
    “heart is her hero.” Jodie underwent her first heart surgery when she
    was only 10 days old and has had a lifelong battle with heart disease.
    Three years ago she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. She
    makes it a priority to live a heart-healthy lifestyle, every day, to
    help improve her chances of surviving into “old age.”
  • Jessica Evans, 22, is a fashion design student from Long Beach,
    Calif. While a professor informed Jessica of the “AdDress Your
    Heart” Design and Essay contest, it was her family’s history of heart
    disease that prompted Jessica to get involved. Her heart-health-hero
    is her grandmother, who suffered a heart attack at age 80 and then
    courageously transformed her lifestyle and eating habits to include
    more heart-healthy options.
  • Pablo Corona, 25, also a fashion design student from Long
    Beach, Calif., was inspired by his mother who, after being diagnosed
    with high cholesterol, revamped her entire recipe collection to be
    more heart-healthy and became physically active. She now urges her
    children to do the same. Pablo followed his mother’s lead by joining a
    softball team to stay fit. Now he is pursuing a career in nursing to
    help other people and care for their heart health.

The winning design will become part of the Campbell heart health red
dress collection, joining previous designs by Nicole Miller, Lisa Perry
and Michael Vollbracht for Bill Blass. From a classic, pop-art-inspired
Campbell paper dress from the 1960s to a series of high-profile red
dress designs created to celebrate heart health, the Campbell red dress
has become a symbol of the company’s focus on health and wellness and
support for the cause.

Campbell Soup Company’s Commitment to Heart Health

This is the fourth year of Campbell Soup Company’s “AdDress Your
Heart” program. The effort raises awareness and funds for the American
Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement by leveraging the red
dress symbol to shine a spotlight on the fight against heart disease,
the number one killer of women in the United States. Campbell has been a
proud national supporter of the movement since 2006 and recently
extended its commitment with plans to donate more than $3.6 million by

Campbell continues to offer more than 85 great-tasting products that fit
into a heart-healthy lifestyle, such as all 25 varieties of Campbell’s(R)
Healthy Request
(R) soups, Low Sodium V8(R)
100% vegetable juice, Prego(R) Heart Smart
Italian sauces and Swanson(R) Premium Chicken,
which have been screened and verified to meet the American Heart
Association’s certification criteria and display their heart-check mark.

About Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s solution to save
women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart
disease, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer that is largely
preventable., a premiere source of information and
education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them
tangible resources to turn personal choices into life-saving actions. We
encourage women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. For more
information please visit or call 1-888-MY-HEART

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of
high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup, baked snacks, and
healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of
market-leading brands, including “Campbell’s,” “Pepperidge Farm,”
“Arnott’s,” and “V8.” For more information on the company, visit
Campbell’s website at

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