The 27th Annual American Red Cross Evening of Stars celebration is this Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Normal. Two-time NFL Pro Bowl player, Walter Payton Man of the Year Award recipient and finalist on America’s Got Talent, Jon Dorenbos will be the special guest and keynote speaker for the event.
WHAT: Evening of Stars, a community celebration to help the Red Cross provide critical services throughout the region, including: disaster response, blood donation, training services and support to our military members and their families
WHERE: Brown Ballroom at Illinois State University, 100 N University St, Normal
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 9
Event begins at 7:00 p.m. with remarks, auction, dinner and award presentations; performance by Jon Dorenbos to follow
WHO: Lyn Hruska, Red Cross Central Illinois chapter executive director
VISUALS: Opportunities for photos and b-roll of the event
About the American Red Cross of Illinois
The American Red Cross of Illinois serves 12.4 million people in 88 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri including Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Williamson Winnebago, Woodford. Iowa: Lee, Muscatine, Scott and Van Buren. Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion and Ralls. 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 us at Redcross.org/Illinois or visit us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RedCrossIL.