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DFW Young Professionals Auxiliary Celebrates Successful 1st Year

Dallas, Texas, August 28, 2013 — A buzz is in the air as event organizers prepare to celebrate the first-year anniversary of the American Red Cross Young Professionals Auxiliary (YPA) in Dallas, Texas. Under the direction of Caroline Hurley, founder and board president, the group has become the largest Red Cross YPA in the nation.

“I remember one of my goals one year ago was to engage young professionals in my city to make a commitment to their community,” said Hurley. “I had no idea at the time that more than 300 people would sign up, and that they would work so hard to advance the Red Cross mission. It’s so heartwarming, but I don’t want to stop here.”

Hurley, along with event chairs James Landen and Jack Burgher, are hard at work coordinating the anniversary event and inviting new young professionals to join the cause.

YPA Anniversary Event Details:

  • Friday, September 6, 2013
  • 8:00p.m.-Midnight
  • Eddie Deen’s Ranch, 944 S. Lamar St., Dallas, Texas
  • Raffle prizes, yummy bites and live music will be featured at the celebration.
  • To purchase tickets to the event, or to become a YPA member, visit

    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 join our blog at

    Editors Note: To reach Caroline Hurley, call 408-313-9173. To reach Red Cross program coordinator, Margaret Arnot, call 214-678-4404