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American Red Cross Day at Columbus Museum of Art

The Columbus Museum of Art is hosting American Red Cross Day on Sunday, May 17, 2015  from 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. in conjunction with their current exhibit Shine On: Nurses in ArtAdmission to the museum and exhibit is free on Sundays. The exhibit celebrates the contributions that nurses have made to society through sculpture, paintings, textiles, prints, photographs and posters that span centuries.

Nurses have always been a cornerstone of the American Red Cross. Since the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1888 and the Johnstown floods in 1889, Red Cross nurses have provided assistance during times of disaster and conflict.The Ohio Buckeye Region will feature special programming to honor and recognize nurses in our communities who serve an important role in helping us prevent and alleviate suffering in the face of emergenciesand assist in educating others on health issues and emergency preparedness. We will highlight the role of Clara Barton as founder of the American Red Cross and the history of the role of nurses in responding to disasters.

Red Cross volunteers will assist with hands-on activities for children and adults focusing on Project Prepare to teach about preparedness and safety.