The American Red Cross is now accepting nominations for the 6th Annual Champions Breakfast, to be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. The yearly breakfast honors, celebrates and supports those in the South Plains community to have taken the call in crisis to be a hero to those in need while raising funds for the work of the American Red Cross in the Lubbock area. Nominations for this year's champions are being accepted through Monday, July 15.
Last year's honorees were Champions from every aspect of the community including our Sideline Champion, Natalie Steadman, who is an athletic trainer and assistant professor at the Texas Tech Health Science Center. Steadman was nominated and honored for her quick-thinking and ability to keep calm under pressure when she was called to action after a local photographer fainted on the sidelines after his heart stopped during a football game. Steadman's training through the Red Cross public health and safety program in First Aid, CPR and AED prepared her for an unexpected situation that became a lifesaving success.
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