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Pam Williams, community leader and longtime Red Cross volunteer, will receive the 2014 H. Peter Burg Community Leadership Award. Each year, the American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties proudly presents the award to one or more individuals who best exemplify Burg's leadership in the community, compassion for its people and dedication to the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross.
Dr. Melani Sherman (left) and and Dr. Humberto Choi (right) will be recognized for performing CPR on a fellow competitor Todd Rains during the Cleveland Triathlon. (Photo courtesy Todd Biss Photography)
Dr. Melani Sherman in a trauma room at the Akron General Medical Center last year in Akron. Dr. Sherman and a critical care doctor at the Cleveland Clinic worked together to save a man who collapsed while competing in the Cleveland Triathlon in which both doctors were also competing. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
Todd Rains (center) introduces Dr. Melani Sherman (right) and Dr. Humberto Choi to his family at a holiday gathering last year in Wadsworth The doctors kept Rains alive by performing CPR on him after he collapsed from cardiac arrest while competing in the Cleveland Triathlon in which the doctors were also competing. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
Todd Rains (right) introduces his daughter Delaney to Dr. Humberto Choi during a family holiday gathering last year in Wadsworth. Dr. Choi and Dr. Melani Sherman kept Todd Rains alive by performing CPR on him after Rains collapsed from cardiac arrest while competing in the Cleveland Triathlon in which Dr. Choi and Dr. Sherman were also competing. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)