Red Cross Heroes celebration held in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - On Thursday night, those individuals who go above and beyond in our community by giving back were honored.

The sixth annual Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross Heroes Celebration was held at the Marriott Griffin Gate.

The event honored ten nominees for their work in the community.

The hero of the year was Linda Allen, who spends countless hours each week volunteering with people with mental illness.

WKYT Former President and General Manager Wayne Martin was named an American Red Cross hero for his efforts to support two telethons conducted at the WKYT studios, that raised $2.5 million for the American Red Cross.

The Heroes Celebration raised $115,000 for the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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