Introducing Traveling Red Table

Shake Out
"Numerous celebrities have already signed the top of the Traveling Red Table™, and have practiced how to Drop, Cover, and Hold on beneath it. How about you?"

What: Press availability / photo opportunity. The Traveling Red TableTM is on a statewide tour to promote participation in The Great California ShakeOutTM earthquake drill on October 18 at 10:18 a.m. This symbol and tour was created by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and American Red Cross (Red Cross) to highlight the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety, with emphasis on ShakeOutTM registration to practice the fifth step – how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” when the ground shakes.

Who: Sugar Shane Moseley and other boxing stars — see attached Bio for Sugar Shane Moseley. Numerous celebrities have signed the top of the Traveling Red TableTM, and practiced how to drop, cover and hold on beneath it. For more information about past visits for the Traveling Red TableTM, and who was there to sign it, visit www.TravelingRedTable.org.

When: Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: Grand Opening of - Champ Nation Boxing Gym, 2635 Magnolia, West Oakland

Why: California is home to about two-thirds of the nation’s earthquake risk, with about 2,000 known faults throughout the state producing approximately 37,000 earthquakes a year, averaging 102 per day. According to a 2008 study, there’s a probability that more than 99 percent of Californians will experience a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake in the next 30 years, potentially capable of causing extensive damage and loss of life. Yet, relatively few California households have taken steps to mitigate losses and reduce injuries resulting from earthquakes.

CEA: www.EarthquakeAuthority.com

Red Cross: www.redcross.org

Sugar Shane Mosley - Biography

He's scaled every mountain there was to climb in boxing. He's fought his way to world championships at lightweight, welterweight, and junior middleweight, became known as the best pound-for-pound fighter in boxing and has become a household name to boxing enthusiasts. It would be easy for "Sugar" Shane Mosley to be content. But Mosley will not be content until he climbs back to the top of the mountain again, which means winning another world championship at 147 pounds — an amazing feat for any fighter, but one in line with the hallowed "Sugar" name, shared by the legendary "Sugars," Robinson and Leonard. Mosley has consistently overcome the odds since turning pro. Despite not having the hype around him afforded to some of his peers, Mosley came up the hard way, fought the best competition, won his fights, and eventually won three world titles, earning the 1998 Fighter of the Year award along the way.

Media Contacts

  • California Earthquake Authority
  • D’Anne Ousley
  • (916) 325-3845
  • ousleyd@calquake.com
  • American Red Cross

  • Cynthia Shaw
  • (408) 666-6857
  • Cynthia.Shaw@redcross.org