Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Looking Forward to Our Annual Lifesaver Breakfast – Honoring a Special Guest, Niki Taylor

Tuesday, March 11th  │ Breakfast Begins at 7:30 a.m. │  Lipscomb University – Allen Arena  

Our Annual Lifesaver Breakfast, held during March is Red Cross Month, will host more than 500 of Nashville’s most influential business and community leaders, sharing the mission of the American Red Cross and raising the financial funding resources necessary to provide their core humanitarian services.

The Lifesaver Breakfast event, which is being chaired by Dr. and Mrs. Harry Jacobson, will feature the Honorable Tom Ridge as the keynote speaker.  Tom Ridge is the president and CEO of Ridge Global.  He is a Vietnam combat veteran, and served as Congressman and Governor of Pennsylvania.  Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Ridge became the first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

The Nashville Area Chapter is also thrilled to announce that we will be honoring local Brentwood resident, supermodel, Niki Taylor, with the Crystal Cross award at the Lifesaver Breakfast.  The Crystal Cross award honors celebrities who have shown exemplary support of and service to the Red Cross mission.  Niki was critically injured in a 2001 car accident. She needed more than 100 transfusions during her treatment, and it took more than 300 blood donors to provide the blood and blood products she needed to survive. A car accident nearly took her life, but Niki took it back. Her experience turned her into a longtime supporter of the Red Cross and she is a member of the organization’s National Celebrity Cabinet. Niki is committed to raising awareness about the ongoing need for blood donation. She hopes that sharing her personal story will inspire others around the country to roll up a sleeve and donate blood or platelets.

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