NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 27, 2020 — The Nashville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce Jim Cantore, The Weather Channel’s storm chasing meteorologist, as the keynote speaker for this year’s Lifesaver Breakfast. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 a.m. at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville.
A National Celebrity Cabinet member for the Red Cross, Cantore has traveled around the world covering some of weather’s worst disasters. "I have enjoyed the relationship between The Weather Channel and the American Red Cross for years and have seen firsthand how it has helped people before, during and after a natural disaster,” Cantore said. He will address the effects of weather on our communities, and how to be prepared for natural disasters with the American Red Cross.
The Lifesaver Breakfast hosts Nashville’s most influential business and community leaders in order to share the important mission of the American Red Cross. The annual event is instrumental in raising the financial resources necessary to provide the core humanitarian services offered by the Red Cross.
Danielle Breezy, chief meteorologist for WKRN News 2 will serve as chairperson for the 2020 Lifesaver Breakfast. Breezy has the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal, which is the highest seal a meteorologist can have and currently serves on the American Meteorological Society Board of Broadcast.
For more information on the Lifesaver Breakfast, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dan Harden at Daniel.Harden@redcross.org or 615-250-4288. For information on tickets to the event go to: LifesaverBreakfast.org.
About Jim Cantore:
Jim Cantore, on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel television network, has been one of the nation’s most respected and renowned forecasters for more than 30 years. Born in Waterbury, Connecticut and raised in White River Junction, Vermont, he graduated from Lyndon State College and joined The Weather Channel in 1986 immediately after graduating college.
Cantore has covered major weather events such as Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Matthew, Irma and Dorian. It’s his work during those storms that has made him the meteorologist his viewers hate to see coming – if Cantore is in town, it means it is time for everyone else to leave.
Cantore holds the AMS Television Seal of Approval and received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration David S. Johnson Award in 2003. In 2014, he was elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. In 2018, Jim was presented with an honorary doctorate from Lyndon State College and was inducted into the Weather Hall of Fame at the National Weather Museum and Science Center. In 2019, Jim received a News and Documentary Emmy ® for his role in The Weather Channel’s Immersive Mixed Reality storytelling which depicted the dangers of tornadoes.