On June 20th Natalie Murray was crowned Mrs. Utah America 2015. Her platform theme is “Don’t Delay, Prepare Today” and as a result she has chosen to partner with the American Red Cross where preparedness education is a central part or the mission. Natalie says “I decided that promoting, educating and motivating our community to become better prepared for disasters and other life events would be a great way to make a difference. My affiliation with the Red Cross will help provide resources and opportunities to do that” she adds.
Natalie also plans to receive training as a Red Cross volunteer to help further her platform. Rich Woodruff Red Cross Communications Director for the Utah Region says “We are honored to have Natalie as an advocate for the Red Cross mission and look forward to her contributions as a volunteer.”
According to Diane Ritter, Executive Director of the Mrs. Utah America program, “This is not a vanity driven event. Eighty percent of the women who enter are first time participants. There is no set profile or professional criteria required. They enter to fulfill goals and dreams.” She adds “The pageant simply provides a forum for women to train and develop themselves in whatever path they choose.”
The Mrs. Utah Pageant has been taking place since 1977. More information and nomination forms are available on the website at http://mrsutahamerica.com.