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Mark Lazarus Announced as Lifesaver Breakfast Keynote Speaker

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Chairman of NBC Broadcasting and Sports to address attendees at 8th annual event

NASHVILLE, Tenn. November 14, 2016 — The Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce Mark Lazarus, Chairman of NBC Broadcasting and Sports, as this year’s keynote speaker for the HCA/TriStar Health Lifesaver Breakfast. The event will take place on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 a.m. at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville.

As Chairman and CEO of NBC Broadcasting and sports, Lazarus is the primary relationship between NBC and the NFL, NHL, EPL and NASCAR.  He is responsible for all of NBC sports programming and that of their 29 owned stations, as well as all business operations for the PGA and the Olympic Committee. He has overseen production of 3 Olympics and untold football, hockey, golf and NACAR telecasts.

In the event’s eighth year, the HCA/Tristar Health Lifesaver Breakfast will host Nashville’s most influential business and community leaders, sharing the mission of the American Red Cross and raising the financial resources necessary to provide their core humanitarian services.  The 2017 event is especially monumental for the Red Cross in that it will mark 100 years of service in Tennessee.

“We are honored to have Mark Lazarus join us for our eighth annual breakfast as we highlight our successes and the impact our volunteers and donors have made in Tennessee over the past one-hundred years,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional CEO of the Tennessee Red Cross.  “Much like the Red Cross does during disasters, Mark often deals with complex situations and frequently complex people; and making it all seem simple has been the hallmark of his career.”

Richard Patton will serve as chairperson of the 2017 HCA/TriStar Health Lifesaver Breakfast. Patton serves on the National Board of Governors of the American Red Cross and previously served as Board Chairman for the Nashville Area Red Cross.

For more information on the HCA/TriStar Health Lifesaver Breakfast or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Flint Clouse at 615-250-4305 or