Four lifeguards jumped into action to save the life of a man who lost consciousness while teaching a lifeguarding course in Davenport, Iowa in January 2022. The American Red Cross will honor these lifeguards for their lifesaving actions, during a ceremony at the facility where these heroic actions took place.
WHAT: Extraordinary Personal Action certificates will be presented to four lifeguards who helped save the life of a man who lost consciousness, while teaching a lifeguarding course
WHERE: North Family YMCA, 624 W 53rd St, Davenport
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 14
Brief remarks, followed by presentation of Extraordinary Personal Action certificates
WHO: Trish Burnett, Red Cross Quad Cities and West Central Illinois chapter executive director
Luis Leal, Bettendorf Family YMCA, branch executive director
Craig Kinzer, recipient of lifesaving efforts
VISUALS: Opportunities for photos and b-roll of the event, along with interviews
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.