FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 6, 2014
CONTACT: Peter Van Delft
Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently took part in the American Red Cross of Massachusetts’ Annual “Women Who Care” breakfast event at the Sheraton Boston on Dalton Street.
“Women Who Care: A Leadership Breakfast,” is one of the largest women’s networking events in the city. In the tradition of the organization’s founder, Clara Barton, the event was developed to help raise awareness and garner financial support for the critical programs provided by the American Red Cross of Massachusetts. Each year, the Red Cross honors women who exemplify the mission of the American Red Cross.
Hosted by Liz Brunner, former television news anchor and Founder and CEO of Brunner Communications, the event brought hundreds of attendees out to offer their support for the Red Cross and the Women Who Care honorees. This year’s American Red Cross Humanitarian Awards were presented to Dr. Kerry Healey, President of Babson College and Reverend Liz Walker, Pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church.
At the conclusion of the program, Sheriff Tompkins spoke about the event and the organization that created it.
“I’m always glad to come out and offer my support for critical organizations like the Red Cross,” said Sheriff Tompkins. “The great, compassionate work that they do each and every day affects so many lives and I applaud them and today’s honorees.”
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. The organization depends on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support their lifesaving services and programs.
For more information, visit: www.redcross.org/ma/boston.