Men wear dresses for charity fashion show in Moline

American Heart Association

A group of men got in touch with their feminine sides after a fundraising challenge ended in a seven-way-tie.

According to the Public Relations Manager from Trinity Regional Health System, the men are volunteers with the Trinity Visiting Nurse and Homecare Association (TVNHA) who were part of a challenge benefiting the American Heart Association Heart Walk.

Three weeks ago the competition began in the TVNHA office. People were able to vote for the man they wanted to see in a red dress by dropping donations into the box of their chosen participant.

The voting ended Friday, April 5 and it was time to see who would wear the dress for the Red Dress Fashion Show on Friday, April 12 in Moline. Over $500 was raised and a tie was revealed with seven donation boxes holding $76.69.

According to the TVNHA Systems Analyst, the odds of a seven-way-tie are 1:117,648,000,000,000,000.

Due to the tie, all seven men wore the red dresses at a celebration breakfast and fashion show.

The money raised from the event will benefit the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk on May 18 in Rock Island.