Kate Dilulio to Receive Red Cross Certificate of Merit During Ceremony in Viera Feb.14

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The Certificate of Merit is the highest award given by the Red Cross

“We’re extremely proud to honor Kate and to have such a high-level national award recognized right here in Brevard County,” said Rebecca DeLorenzo, executive director, Red Cross Space Coast Chapter, pictured above.” (American Red Cross image)

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Last August, Kate Dilulio called on her American Red Cross training in Adult First Aid/CPR to save the life of a man who lost consciousness while running in Rockledge.

The man started struggling to breathe while Kate placed him on his back and conducted two rescue breaths. Shortly after, Emergency Medical Services arrived and continued to provide care.

The man was then transported to a local hospital.

For this heroic and lifesaving action, Dilulio will receive the Red Cross Certificate of Merit on February 14 at 8:30 am, in a ceremony at the American Red Cross Space Coast Chapter located at 825 Devereaux Drive in Viera.

The Certificate of Merit is the highest award given by the Red Cross to individuals who save or sustain a life using skills learned in a Red Cross Training Services course.

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This action exemplifies the highest degree of concern of one human being for another who is in distress.

“We’re extremely proud to honor Kate and to have such a high-level national award recognized right here in Brevard County,” said Rebecca DeLorenzo, executive director of the Red Cross Space Coast Chapter.

“This recognition makes all of us at the American Red Cross proud of the work and training services we provide every day to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.”

If you or someone you know has used skills and knowledge learned in an American Red Cross Training Services course to help save or sustain the life of another individual, visit LifesavingAwards.org to nominate, recognize, or be inspired.

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