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American Red Cross Lackawanna Chapter To Host Everyday Heroes Awards Breakfast

(Lackawanna County, PA), Sept. 17, 2013 – The American Red Cross Lackawanna Chapter will host an Everyday Heroes Awards Breakfast on October 16, 2013 from 8 to 10 A.M. at the Genetti Manor in Dickson City, PA. This awe-inspiring event recognizes ordinary people who have performed the extraordinary deed of saving a life. Congressman Matt Cartwright and his wife, Attorney Marion Munley Cartwright will serve as honorary co-chairs of the event.

Those being honored include: Archbald Police Office Brian J. Munley, who performed CPR and AED to revive a woman who was not breathing; Gus Catalano and Robert Rutkowski of Lackawanna Ambulance, who rescued a child from a storm drain; the crew of Geisinger's Life Flight who save lives on a daily basis; and James Beavers of Scott Township, who used his Red Cross training to resuscitate two dogs that had been rescued from a burning structure.

Additional awards include: Mary Marrara of Jermyn, who will be awarded the Community Service Award and Steve Kepic of Wendy's, who will be awarded the Corporate Good Citizen Award.

Tickets cost $25 each and can be purchased by calling Carol Crane at (570)823-7161 X 329 or e-mail

About the American Red Cross:

You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, Northeast Pennsylvania Region, 2200 Avenue A, Bethlehem, PA 18017, or any one of the local Red Cross chapters.

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 @RedCross.