IPAC named Red Cross Hometown Hero

On Tuesday March 9, 2010, the Athens County chapter of the American Red Cross held its second annual "Hometown Heroes Breakfast" at Ohio University Nelson Commons.  The purpose of the event is to honor "extraordinary citizens" county-wide in seven categories: Education, Humanitarian, Youth, Public Safety, Community, Military, and Group heroes.  IPAC was named the 2010 Group Hero for its efforts toward improving the health -- physical and mental -- of young children and their families in southeastern Ohio.  The Group Hero Award was sponsored by Mathews Insurance of Athens.

Recipients of Hometown Hero honors in the remaining categories were:  Jane Linscott - Education Hero (sponsored by Brett and Cindy Hayes), Rhonda Bentley - Humanitarian Hero (sponsored by Hocking Valley Bank), Wesley Schoonover - Youth Hero (sponsored by Wendy's/Donato's),  York Township Volunteer Fire Department - Public Safety Hero (sponsored by Snider, Fuller and Associates), Kevin Dotson - Community Hero (sponsored by Wal-Mart), and Maj. James Ninnis - Military Hero (sponsored by Dick Mottl).


Congratulations to all of the Hometown Heroes!


To see the nomination letter provided by Lynn Harter, Ph.D., Steven and Barbara Schoonover Professor of Health Communication, School of Communication Studies, Ohio University, click on the link below.  Thank you, Dr. Harter!