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Indy Red Cross Hall of Fame Awards to honor 9 humanitarians

American Red Cross and corporate partners to honor local humanitarians on April 26 at Hall of Fame Awards presented by CNO Financial Group

WHO: Nine Indiana residents, whose actions or service embody the core humanitarian values of the Red Cross

2013 Red Cross Hall of Fame Awards Honorees

Blake and Victoria (Tori) Lyons, New Palestine – for immediately alerting first responders and helping a neighbor who was on fire

Tom, Deb, Heather and Nikki Pahl, Trafalgar – for freeing a young man from his truck and treating his injuries after he had crashed down a ravine

Joe Wylie, Muncie – for utilizing Red Cross training to save a co-worker’s life

Gracie Bennett and Maeci Young, Danville – for building upon their own experiences with cancer to give back to other children dealing with life-threatening illnesses

WHAT: American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis Hall of Fame Awards presented by CNO Financial Group

WHEN: Friday, April 26, 12:oo Noon

WHERE: Conrad Indianapolis, 50 W. Washington St. Indianapolis

WHY: Details/Visuals: The honorees will be recognized during an awards ceremony. The ceremony will consist of videotaped segments featuring each of the honorees and the actions or service for which they are being recognized, as well as the presentation of their Hall of Fame awards and lapel pin.

Gold Sponsors for this year’s event are the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field, Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), John Fleck Photography and Outside Source Design.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at