Katie Holmes, Bridget Moynahan, Rachel Platten, Jazz Jennings, Diane Guerrero, Veronica Webb, Peyton List, Jessie James Decker, Lauren Holly, Maureen McCormick, Juliette Lewis, Lorraine Toussaint, Lucy Lawless, Bonnie Somerville, CCH Pounder, heart disease survivor and Macy’s associate Odilia Flores, Jeannie Mai, and heart disease survivor Nicole Hardy pose for a portrait during the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2017 presented by Macy's during fashion week in New York City at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 9, 2017 .

(Photo by Brian Ach for AHA)

Celebrities and heart disease survivors turned the runway red last week when they showed off fiery fashions created by designers for the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection. The fashion show helped kick off New York Fashion Week, which ends Thursday.

As part of the event, which was hosted by actress Katie Holmes, participants shared why they wear red (from left to right in the photo):

Katie Holmes

“I go red to empower women.”

Bridget Moynahan

“I go red to remind women to take care of their bodies.”

Rachel Platten

“I go red to remind women they are powerful.”

Jazz Jennings

“I go red because you’re never too young to love your heart!”

Diane Guerrero

“Members of my family suffer from heart disease. That’s why I go red.”

Veronica Webb

“I go red for my father Leonard Webb, who passed away from heart disease.”

Peyton List

“My great grandmother Mary Baglio had congestive heart failure, which is why I go red.”

Lauren Holly

“I go red to make a commitment to a heart-healthy lifestyle, to empower women and to help save a life.”

Maureen McCormick

“I go red for Florence Henderson (who died from heart failure) and to raise awareness in preventing congestive heart failure.”

Juliette Lewis

“I go red because my dad had heart disease and I want to preserve my own health and encourage others to do the same.”

Lorraine Toussaint

“I go red to unite and empower women and make sure that they recognize their symptoms early.”

Lucy Lawless

“I go red because I don’t want to kid myself anymore. I am mortal and vulnerable. And I owe it to my kids to make a change.”

Bonnie Somerville

“I go red for my grandmother Eleanor O’Donnell Barry and her sister Gloria McBride Geary, both of whom died of coronary artery disease. To honor these two amazing women and all women.”

CCH Pounder

“I go red to remind women that heart disease doesn’t care what you wear.”

Odilia Flores

Congenital heart disease survivor

Jeannie Mai

“My uncle passed away from heart disease. That’s why I go red.”

Nicole Hardy

Heart disease survivor

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. The American Heart Association created Go Red For Women in 2004 as a social initiative to empower women to take charge of their heart health. Since 2014, the AHA has hosted the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection with Macy’s as the presenting sponsor.