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Ten to be honored at Lifesaver Awards, Jefferson City

These are individuals who have done something extraordinary to save a life.

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 something extraordinary 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 assist another human being.”

“We are privileged to honor them.”

The Lifesaver Awards will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 at the North Jefferson City Pavilion. There will be a barbecue dinner from 4-7 p.m. of hamburgers, hot dogs, sides and a soft drink.

Features include a juggler/magician, the chapter’s emergency response vehicle, a helicopter and a silent and live auction.

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 younger 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 - Medical 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