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American Red Cross East Central Ohio Chapter Pays tribute to Frontline Heroes during online ceremony | April 28, 2021

NEWARK, OH- APRIL 28, 2021 — The East Central Ohio Chapter of the American Red Cross, along with our presenting sponsors, LBrands Foundation, Licking Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth, and Park National Bank will honor the essential workers who rose to the challenge during this pandemic to keep our community safe and healthy. This unique weeklong fundraiser starts with an online auction on Monday and closes out with a live virtual celebration of community heroes at the end of the week. The auction of various prize packages begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2021.

 

American Red Cross East Central Ohio Chapter Pays tribute to Frontline Heroes  during online ceremony | April 28, 2021

 

East Central Ohio Chapter Pays tribute to Frontline Heroes

during online ceremony

Hosts virtual auction week of May 3

 

NEWARK, OH- APRIL 28, 2021 — The East Central Ohio Chapter of the American Red Cross, along with our presenting sponsors, LBrands Foundation, Licking Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth, and Park National Bank will honor the essential workers who rose to the challenge during this pandemic to keep our community safe and healthy.

This unique weeklong fundraiser starts with an online auction on Monday and closes out with a live virtual celebration of community heroes at the end of the week.  The auction of various prize packages begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 3 and will be found at this link https://e.givesmart.com/events/l71/ .  The virtual event honoring local frontline workers starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 7 and will be hosted by WCOL’s Joe Boxer.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to recognize our community heroes,” said Rod Cook, Executive Director of the East Central Ohio Chapter. “These individuals are representative of many in our community who worked selflessly under stressful circumstances during this pandemic in order to keep us safe.”

One of our presenting sponsors, OhioHealth, is excited that three of their own, Scott McKnight, Sarah Nagy and Uchenna Ezike are being honored. “I’m so proud and thankful for the work Scott McKnight and Sarah Nagy have been leading for OhioHealth Marion General Hospital,” said Curt Gingrich, MD, president, Marion General. “They are an invaluable resource to all our associates to support resiliency and especially for those who experience situations that require crisis support as the result of a traumatic situation at work. They may not admit it, but by serving our associates who have served heroically this past year, they themselves are heroes also.”

“We are incredibly thankful for the dedication and sacrifice Dr. Uchenna Ezike made to treat patients in our community during the pandemic. He went up and beyond to provide excellence in care and compassion to our COVID-19 patients. He stayed current with the latest treatments and precautions, and calmly worked with multi-disciplinary clinical teams to bring the best possible care to our patients,” said Vinson Yates, president of OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

Additional community heroes to be honored can be found here: https://e.givesmart.com/events/l71/page/heroes/

The funds generated from the virtual auction and heroes’ celebration will support life-saving Red Cross services and programs in Crawford, Marion, Richland, Morrow, Knox, Coshocton, Licking, Perry, Morgan, Noble, Guernsey and Muskingum counties.

 

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About the American Red Cross: 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 redcross.org/NewarkOH and join us on Twitter and Facebook @ARCcsor or on LinkedIn ARC Central & Southern Ohio Region.

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