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June 21, 2012 11:30 am
June 21, 2012 2:30 pm
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
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701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL, United States, 33401

Red Cross Partners with WPBF News Channel 25 to Host Community Courage Awards
11th annual event honors acts of heroism by 12 local residents from Palm Beaches-Treasure Coast

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  The Red Cross will honor local neighbors who unselfishly gave of themselves and acted to save a life or avert a tragedy with the 11th Annual Community Courage Awards.  Each of the 12 local residents earning the prestigious recognition bring with them tales of heroism and bravery, like the three police officers who saved a young boy who was struck by and pinned under a car, or two men who saved a woman from a burning car, and an American soldier who gave his life for his country in Afghanistan. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 21 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.  Tickets are available for $50 per person or a table of ten for $450 and can be purchased online at www.pbtcredcross.org  or the following link:  http://american.redcross.org/communitycourageawards.  For more information, contact Maura Nelson at 561.650.9131 or maura.nelson@redcross.org .

Established in 2002, the Community Courage Awards honor individuals who exemplify the mission of the American Red Cross – “helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies” – by acting heroically or performing above-and-beyond the typical call of duty.  The winners will be celebrated at the 11th Annual Community Courage Awards Luncheon, presented by WPBF News Channel 25.  Other sponsors include, The International Society of Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Union I.A.F.F. Local 2928, WRMF 97.9, MRW Consulting Group, LLC, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, The Palm Beach Post and World Surveillance Group, Inc..

The Red Cross Palm Beaches-Treasure Coast is proud to announce this year’s award winners as follows:

Carol Haas of Boca Raton: Animal Rescue

Boca Raton Police Officers: Law- Enforcement

Officer Mike Daly
Officer Bruce Sonnenblick
Community Service Officer Ernie Bucinskas

Jon Benskin of Boynton Beach & Jimmy Jalil Jr. of Boca Raton: Good Samaritan-Adult


Jordan Rubin of Boca Raton: Good Samaritan-Youth

Casey Carlson of Boca Raton:  Medical

Mrs. Debi Franklin of Jupiter: Educator

Ryan G. Bouse of Jupiter: Fire Rescue

Michael Metcalf of Boynton Beach: Fallen Hero

Major General Wayne P. Jackson of Jupiter:  Special Recognition Honoree


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; 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 redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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