Red Cross Square
Today's image is titled "Red Cross Square" and was photographed by Kristian Knutsen.
"March is Red Cross Month," announces the Badger Chapter of the American Red Cross. As described in a message from the chapter CEO Sandra Lampman:
Locally, we will be highlighting the American Red Cross in a number of ways throughout the month. Kicking off the celebration is the heartwarming Real Heroes awards dinner on March 1. The awards dinner has become a wonderful tradition in our community, and we hope you'll join us again this year to celebrate the real heroes among us.
During the month of March, other United Way agencies and members of the media will be invited to a special day of training in First Aid, CPR and AED use. The training will help build the capacity of our communities to respond with confidence to emergency situations.
On March 21, over 100 American Red Cross representatives from around the state are scheduled to converge at the State Capitol to meet with our representatives in the state Senate and Assembly. The day will include CPR and AED demonstrations and a blood drive in the Capitol Rotunda. The Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) will be parked on the Capitol Square with American Red Cross volunteers providing coffee from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
And, the most visible and exciting addition to American Red Cross Month will be the 90 banners circling the Capitol Square throughout the month of March. We hope you will have occasion to visit the Capitol Square and celebrate the 125-year tradition of service that is the American Red Cross.
One of the focuses of Red Cross month is blood donation, and numerous drives are being set up throughout Dane County. Donation centers will be open at Oscar Mayer and American Family Insurance through the early afternoon of Tuesday, March 6, and at the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services offices in downtown Madison on Wednesday, March 7. Schedules for the subsequent two weeks -- with donation centers at Monona Grove High School, the Don Miller auto dealership and the Capitol Rotunda, among other places -- are available here and here.
There is a larger version of the photo in the gallery at right.
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