Boomers Strut Their Stuff in the Heart Truth Fashion Show

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Thursday night during World MasterCard Fashion Week, the Heart Truth Fashion Show raised awareness for heart disease and stroke affecting women in style. The show, in its sixth year, starred some of Canada’s most celebrated woman, including Olympic gold medalist Jamie Sale, four-time Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser, Breakfast Television host Jennifer Valentyne to name just a few, strutting the runway in red dresses made by some of Canada’s top designers.

But the real stars of the show were boomers and Model of Health winners Gladys Wenger, 90, Margaret Abbot-Brown, 73, and Claire MacDonnell, 83.  As soon they hit the runway, the audience shot to their feet, hooting and hollering with comments like “I can’t believe her age!”  We know better than anyone that aging is not what it used to be. With the right balance of lifestyle and diet, aging gracefully is truly possible and these women were proof, inspiring boomers everywhere.

Sonja Smits wearing Freda’s

Melanie Nicholls King wearing Ashtiani

Suhana Meharchand wearing Diane Kroe

Janet Parr wearing David Dixon

Hayley Wickenheiser wearing Something Blue

Model of Health Winner Gladys Wenger, 91, wearing Allistyle

Model of Health winner Claire MacDonnell, 83,wearing Freda’s

Model of Health Winner Margaret Abbott Brown, 73,  wearing Freda’s

Jennifer Valentyne wearing Momo

Liona Boyd wearing TOMÉ

Cheryl Bernard wearing Ross Mayer

Jamie Sale wearing Farley Chatto

Nanette Workman wearing Lushyne