Pat Green receives Red Cross honor
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
– Pat Green received a special Crystal Cross award for his service to the organization Tuesday. The award presentation was immediately followed by a special performance by Green for the volunteers, employees and supporters of the Red Cross.
Green, part of Kenny Chesney's 2007 "Flip Flop Summer Tour," is a member of the Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and has worked over the last several years to promote the importance of blood donations at his various concert stops across the country. Green often encourages his fans to gift the gift of life by donating blood to the Red Cross.
"Pat has contributed greatly by spreading the message to country music fans everywhere that Americans should roll up their sleeves and donate blood," said Mark W. Everson, President and CEO of the Red Cross. "This is especially important during the summertime months, when travel plans make it more difficult for people to donate regularly."
In addition to being a blood donor himself, Green has recorded Red Cross radio public service announcements to promote the importance of blood donation.
"It meant a lot to get this award from the Red Cross," said Green, who started giving blood when he was in college. "Anything I can do to help the Red Cross promote blood donations-especially during the summer-is on the top of my 'to do' list. Giving blood is giving the gift of life."
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