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Davis is a Red Cross Hero

Lois Davis was recently named a 2013 Hero of the Year nominee as part of the The Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross’s sixth annual Heroes Campaign presented by Nurses Registry.

The Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross completed its sixth annual Heroes Campaign presented by Nurses Registry on May 16.

The Heroes Campaign is a community awareness and fundraising campaign that seeks to recognize those individuals who are making a difference in the community, while also supporting the local Red Cross through financial contributions. “Our goals were to strengthen the local Red Cross chapter, educate our constituents about the programs and services offered by the American Red Cross, and recognize community heroes,” stated Terry Burkhart, Chief Executive Officer of the Bluegrass Chapter.

A campaign team of 33 community leaders, led by Connie Harvey of Xerox and husband Piers Harvey of Massage Envy, began work on February 4 and has successfully raised over $115,000 for local Red Cross programs and services. During the campaign, donors raising or contributing a minimum of $1,000 were eligible to nominate an individual as the 2013 Red Cross “Hero of the Year.”

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Public Health Nursing Manager Lois Davis was recognized as a 2013 “Hero of the Year” nominee at the Campaign Recognition and Celebration Event on May 16 at the Marriott Griffin Gate.

Davis is a vital advocate for children. In fact, children in Fayette County have greater access to school nurses because of her hard work and dedication. She currently oversees the Health Access Nutrition Development Services (HANDS) program which monitors the health needs of infants, children, young adults and young parents dealing with unexpected pregnancy and provides grief counseling in the case of miscarriage. She has been an active volunteer within the community serving with Bluegrass Community Health Center, the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross, Lexclinic Provider Cabinet, KPH Nurse Leadership Institute and the Public Health Nursing Certificate Program.

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