Former NFL player and Heisman Trophy winner to address attendees at fundraising event in Nashville on April 15
NASHVILLE, March 15, 2019 — The Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce former Tennessee Titans running back, Eddie George, as this year’s keynote speaker for the Nissan Lifesaver Breakfast. The event will take place on Monday, April 15, at 7:30 a.m. at the Omni Nashville.
Each year, the Lifesaver Breakfast hosts Nashville’s most influential business and community leaders, sharing the mission of the American Red Cross and raising the financial resources necessary to provide their core humanitarian services.
This year’s breakfast will include the theme “Calling All Titans,” which highlights the Red Cross mission with a call to action for the annual Sound the Alarm event that takes place each spring. The organization will also recognize the people in the community who are making a difference everyday with the American Red Cross, giving their time, talent and treasure.
“This is the 17th annual Lifesaver Breakfast event for the American Red Cross,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional CEO of the Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross. “We are thrilled that Eddie will be joining us this year to share his leadership story and for us to speak on the lifesaving work of the Red Cross in Tennessee with the Sound the Alarm event and highlight the importance of donating blood to save lives in your community.” Last year’s event raised nearly $550,000, to support the vital mission of helping the community prepare, respond to and recover from disasters.
Longtime Red Cross supporter and Tiffany Circle member, Colleen Conway Welch, will be honored posthumously at this year’s event for her countless philanthropic endeavors that have benefited the community and furthered the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross.
Nissan is the Title Sponsor. Nissan serves as a National Annual Disaster Giving program member as well as a national sponsor of the Red Cross signature Sound the Alarm campaign. A leader in the automotive industry, the company is committed to the care and improvement of human life through their support of the Red Cross.
Leisa and Andy Gill will serve as chairpersons of the 2019 Lifesaver Breakfast. The Gills have had tremendous impact within the community and beyond with their charitable involvement with non-profit organizations including United Way, YWCA, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Nashville.
For more information on the Nissan Lifesaver Breakfast or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dan Harden at 615-250-4288 or visit www.lifesaverbreakfast.org.