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American Red Cross Hero Awards to be Held March 27

Appearances by Dennis W. Archer and Freman Hendrix scheduled

DETROIT, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan is holding the 2008 American Red Cross Hero Awards ceremony, presented by General Motors and OnStar by GM, on Thursday, March 27 at the Somerset Inn in Troy, Mich. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dennis W. Archer, Red Cross Heroes Honorary Chair, and Freman Hendrix, Red Cross Board Chair, will help to honor the 11 Red Cross Heroes that hail from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties. Archer will be speaking, Hendrix will be presenting two awards, and Huel Perkins from FOX 2 will serve as the ceremony's emcee.

The 2008 American Red Cross Hero Awards to be presented at the ceremony are:

-- The Virgil H. Carr Award -- recognizes the contributions of local

business leaders. Troy A. Clarke is the recipient of this award for

his work in leading the Untied Way for Southeastern Michigan's Torch

Drive that brought in over $58 million in 2007.

-- Clara Barton Ambassador Award -- presented to a woman in leadership

both in business and philanthropy who is making outstanding

contributions within southeast Michigan. This year's honoree is Denise

Ilitch for her extensive philanthropic work including the forming of

three foundations.

-- Everyday Bravery Award -- given to a person who acted heroically

without thought or regard to their own safety. Darrin Broadnax of

Detroit is receiving this award for his bravery in saving the lives of

his girlfriend and her four children as their home burned.

-- Neighborhood Friend Award -- recognizes a resident who has had a great

impact on the community. Irma Reyes of Trenton is the recipient this

year for her outstanding work teaching the children of immigrant

mothers while they learn English as a second language.

-- Red Spirit Award -- chosen for a faith-based group that demonstrates

great commitment to the community. Ward Presbyterian Church Student

Ministries of Northville, led by Jared Dilley, is receiving this award

for their neighborhood beautification work that was done in Detroit.

-- Valor Award -- chosen for a professional who has gone above and beyond

the call of duty to respond to the call of service. Public Safety Cpl.

Charles Schubert of Center Line is this year's winner for detecting a

house fire and heroically saving the lives of two women and two

children inside.

-- Young Courage Award -- given to a person under 18 years of age who has

shown exceptional bravery, strength or commitment to a particular

cause. Steven Seth, 9yrs old of Pontiac, is the recipient of this

award for his exceptional bravery in saving a choking classmate.

-- Corporate Champion Award -- given to an organization that provides for

a safe workplace, promotes safety in the community and supports the Red

Cross on local humanitarian efforts. WJBK-FOX 2 will receive this award

for its numerous partnerships with the Red Cross.

-- Inspirational Hero Award -- Catherine Withrow of Canton, whose daughter

is a childhood leukemia survivor, is receiving this award for her

incredible efforts in donating blood and blood donation awareness.

-- Galant Red Award -- Metropolitan Lincoln Mercury of Garden City, led by

General Manager John Obeid and Business Development Manager Clarity

Patton, is receiving this award for its exceptional organizational

effort in blood services. Metropolitan Lincoln Mercury donated a two

year lease on a Lincoln MKX to the Red Cross Blood Services Region for

a summer promotion, and organized three blood drives during that


-- People's Choice Award -- chosen by the residents of metro Detroit

through online voting, this award is given to the public's favorite Red

Cross Hero nominee. The winner will be announced at Thursday's


In addition to presenting the Red Cross Hero Awards, the ceremony will also consist of a VIP reception, silent auction and decadent dinner. Guest tickets are $75 which includes guest reception, dinner and valet. Patron tickets are $125 which includes valet, a patron reception and dinner. The private patron reception is at 6:00 p.m. while the guest reception is at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit local disaster relief and military family services provided by the American Red Cross -- Southeastern Michigan Chapter. Seats can still be reserved by calling (313) 833-2641 or online at .

The Red Cross Hero Awards are presented by General Motors and OnStar by GM with support from the Chrysler Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund, Rock Financial, WJBK-FOX 2, Fifth Third Bank, Henry Ford Health System, Humana, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and HOUR Detroit magazine.

About the American Red Cross -- Southeastern Michigan Chapter

Your home team Red Cross, the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross is the organization that turns caring into action by providing disaster relief and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. We are volunteer-driven and reflect the diversity of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. As part of the international Red Cross network, we are dedicated to protecting human life and dignity worldwide. To learn more about the Red Cross, call 1-877-788-0014 or log on to .

SOURCE American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Chapter
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