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Ten to be honored at Lifesaver Awards

Heartland of Missouri - Lifesaver Awards
“These are individuals who have done extraordinary thing to save a life.”

JEFFERSON CITY, May 23, 2013 — Ten individuals, nine award winners and the volunteer of the year, will be honored during the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter’s Lifesaver Awards.

“These are individuals who have done extraordinary thing to save a life,” said Nancy Sell, the event’s project manager and the chapter’s major gifts officer. “Many of them put their own life on the line or put their fear aside to do what is right.

“We are privileged to honor them.”

The Lifesaver Awards event will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 at the North Jefferson City Pavilion. It will feature a barbecue dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, sides and a drink. There will be entertainment, emergency vehicles and aircraft and a silent and live auction.

Dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m. The awards ceremony begins at 6 p.m. The live auction will be held after the awards ceremony. Silent auction winners will be announced at the end of the live auction.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for youth 10 and under. They are available by calling (toll free) 866-815-2738.

Award winners and award sponsors include:

  • Cimberly Crafton and Jeff Arnold - EMS Lifesaver Award, sponsored by University of Missouri Health Care.
  • Steve Barnes – Firefighter Lifesaver Award, sponsored by Dollar General
  • Brandon Irwin – Good Samaritan Lifesaver Award, sponsored by Central Bank, Jefferson Bank and Boone County National Bank
  • Jefferson City Police Department Officer Meredith Freidman - Law Enforcement Lifesaver Award, sponsored by JCMG Laser and Vein Center
  • Dr. Rick Bohon, DDS- Medial Lifesaver Award, sponsored by US Bank
  • Dwight McDonald, USMC ret. – Military Lifesaver Award, sponsored by Center for Pain Management
  • Steve Duncan – Blood Services Lifesaver Award, sponsored by StorageMart
  • Charles “Gib” Graham – Youth Lifesaver Award, sponsored by Prison Brews and Brew House Coffee
  • Jerry Carroll – Jeri Lawson Volunteer of the Year
  • 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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.