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J.R. Martinez to serve as master of ceremonies at annual Salute to Service Gala

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FAIRFAX, VA – October 1, 2015 —The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region will host its annual Salute to Service Gala at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.

The event is a tribute to the men, women and families of the military and our communities who have helped our neighbors and friends prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. The Gala is also the American Red Cross in the National Capital Regions largest fundraising event of the year. The money raised enables the American Red Cross to deliver services to people in the Washington, D.C. area every day of the year.

The host for the evening is J.R. Martinez, who is a familiar face to fans of ABC’s “All My Children” and “Dancing with the Stars.” The U.S. Army veteran, who suffered serious burns in Iraq, was a regular on AMC for three years and a 2011 “Dancing with the Stars” winner. He currently appears in the syndicated series “SAF3.” He has also written a best-selling memoir, Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit.

New this year for young professionals is our “Rally for Red” reception, taking place in conjunction with the Gala. As always, the night will include amazing entertainment, food, drinks, dancing and a magnificent silent auction.

The Salute to Service Gala is presented with the help of our generous sponsors:

  • Presenting Sponsor - Hilton Hotels Worldwide
  • VIP Reception Sponsor - Northrop Grumman
  • Platinum Sponsors- Amazon; Pepco
  • Gold Sponsors - Leidos; The J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Pyramid Systems, Inc.; Transformation Systems, Inc.
  • Silver Sponsors - AT&T; Exelon; MAXIMUS; Southern Management
  • Silent Auction Sponsor - AT&T
  • Bronze Sponsors - Attain; Booz Allen Hamilton; PenFed Credit Union; IBM
  • Supporter Sponsors - AGS Group; Deloitte; QMT Windchimes; Joyce L. Shields; Walmart

More details: www.redcross.org/dcgala

Reserve your tickets: http://bidpal.net/dcgala

Hotel rooms: http://bit.ly/1KZEeFd