Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Red Cross to Host 2nd Annual Heroes Luncheon

Fundraising Event to Honor Andy Womack as “Hero of the Year”

MURFREESBORO, TN, January 15, 2014 — The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross will be hosting their 2nd Annual Heroes Luncheon on Wednesday, February 19th at noon at the Stones River Country Club.  Seating begins at 11:30 a.m. This year’s event will honor Andy Womack as the “Hero of the Year”.

 “This year, we are really looking forward to honoring our friend and long-time supporter, Andy Womack,” said Heart of Tennessee Chapter Executive, Mike Cowles.  “Andy has been an advocate and a volunteer leader for the Red Cross for many years and we are very proud to take this opportunity to thank him.”

A Vietnam Army veteran and an MTSU graduate, Andy has been a resident of Murfreesboro since 1957.  Andy has been a State Farm agent in the local community since 1981 and has also served on the board of the United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties and as a past Chairman of the Board for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.  Womack is also a retired Tennessee State Senator after serving from 1988-2000.

Corporate and individual table sponsorships from $250 - $5,000 are still available.  To purchase a sponsorship or to get more information, please contact Deena Cruz at 615-893-4272 ext. 104 or via e-mail at

Current sponsors include:  Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, Black Box, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Special Touch Disaster Restoration, Ascend Federal Credit Union, Redstone Federal Credit Union, City Café, Wilson Bank & Trust, and Pinnacle Financial Partners

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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. 


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