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Red Cross Announces 2018 Lifesaver Breakfast

American Red Cross Announces Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré as Lifesaver Breakfast Keynote Speaker

Nationally Syndicated The Bobby Bones Show Will Receive Crystal Cross Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 9, 2018 — The Nashville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré, as the keynote speaker for this year’s Lifesaver Breakfast. The event will take place on Monday, March 26th at 7:30 a.m. at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville.

A tireless advocate for the Red Cross and the importance of preparedness, Honoré is best known for serving as commander of Joint Task Force Katrina. From global and domestic terrorist threats to natural disasters, Honoré will address the risks to our individual, community and economic security. In his straightforward, no-nonsense approach, Honoré will share critical strategies for transforming individuals into resilient leaders and helping organizations and communities effectively prepare, react, rebound and unify.

The Lifesaver Breakfast hosts 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. 

American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet member and multi-platinum country star Trace Adkins will present the Red Cross Crystal Cross Award to iHeartMedia’s nationally-syndicated The Bobby Bones Show for their outstanding philanthropic support. The Crystal Cross Award honors celebrities and entertainment partners who have shown exemplary support of, and service to, the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross.

Dr. Phil Wenk and Alan Wenk will serve as co-chairpersons of the 2018 Lifesaver Breakfast. Dr. Philip A. Wenk serves as President and CEO of Delta Dental of Tennessee and Alan serves as a Senior Vice President at RCCH Healthcare Partners and is a member of the Nashville Area Red Cross Board of Directors.  

For more information on the Lifesaver Breakfast, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dan Harden at  or 615-250-4288.

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 @NashRedCross.

About The Bobby Bones Show:

Broadcasting live from Nashville, iHeartMedia's The Bobby Bones Show reaches millions of listeners on more than 100 stations, including markets such as Washington, D.C., Boston, MA, and Miami, FL.  The program is also heard nationally via iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's free all-in-one streaming music and live radio service digital service. Airing weekday mornings from 5 to 10 a.m. CT, hosts Bobby Bones, Lunchbox, Amy and Eddie welcome the biggest names in Country music and entertain listeners with their unique mix of pop-culture news and information, crazy stunts and hilarious conversations. The program garnered a 2018 Country Radio Seminar/Country Aircheck Award in the “National/Syndicated Personality/Show” category, following a 2017 Country Music Association award for “National Broadcast Personality of the Year” and two ACM Awards for "National On-Air Personality of the Year” in 2014 and 2016.  For his work on the program, Bones recently joined the National Radio Hall of Fame as the youngest-ever inductee, and he’s been dubbed “the most powerful man in country music” by Forbes. For more information, please visit

About Trace Adkins:

Towering baritone Trace Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums and charted more than 20 singles in his 25 years in Nashville, a remarkable run for one of country music’s most easily identifiable stars. In 2017 the Louisiana native released his 12th studio album, Something’s Going On, on BBR Music Group / Wheelhouse Records. A three-time GRAMMY Award nominee, Adkins has won three Academy of Country Music Awards, including the 2009 Single of the Year Award for “You’re Gonna Miss This” and Vocal Event of the Year with Blake Shelton for “Hillbilly Bone” in 2010. Adkins is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and also is an accomplished actor with small roles in several films and television shows, author and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and The American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. In recent years, Adkins has performed for our service members across 12 USO Tours. Inspired by his years of work with the USO and Wounded Warrior Program, the music video for his newest single "Still a Soldier" honors and features real-life veterans.In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, he recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Adkins has played a tough-as-nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer (starring Matthew McConaughey), a desperate father in Deepwater Horizon (starring Mark Wahlberg) and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family friendly film Moms' Night Out (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew). For more information, visit or on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @TraceAdkins.