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Evening of Stars Red Carpet Experience

Thu, April 28 -

NOTE: This is the site to purchase our special "Red Carpet Experience" - for $500, fifty couples receive two tickets to both Evening of Stars and the special Sponsor Reception held just prior to the event.  For regular admissions to the event, click here

In 1972 Nando Parrado boarded a plane for game of rugby in Chile. The plane crashed into the Andes Mountains at 18,000 feet. The two-and-a-half months that followed changed his life completely. His mother and younger sister passed away in the accident, and Nando made a superhuman effort, surviving for 72 days and finding his way out of the Andes after an eleven-day snowy marathon trek.

Mr. Parrado brings his story of life, loyalty, friendship, family, faith and perseverance to the Marriott Hotel in Normal on Thursday, April 28 for the 18th American Red Cross of the Heartland Evening of Stars.

View "The Power of the Human Spirit" and other videos that tell Nando Parrado's remarkable story

“We are proud to bring this incredible gentleman to Bloomington-Normal,” said Roger and Mary Hunt, co-chairs of the 2011 Evening of Stars. “Mr. Parrado’s story is one that would be rejected as impossible if presented as a work of fiction. As a factual human experience, it is truly inspiring.”

He was the Technical Advisor in the production of the film "ALIVE" where he was portrayed by Ethan Hawke and wrote the New York Times bestseller Miracle in the Andes. He is married to Veronique and has two daughters, Verónica and Cecilia. A successful businessman and active sportsman, he is also the President of the family company Seler Parrado S.A. and the founder of two TV media and one cable production companies.

If you are unable to attend: Please consider a gift to support the work of your American Red Cross. To purchase a ticket for one of our volunteers or make a direct contribution to our chapter, click here.


EVENING OF STARS INFORMATION
LOCATION: Marriott Hotel, Uptown Normal

$500.00
Register Today

2011 Evening of Stars featuring Nando Parrado

Thu, April 28 -

In 1972 Nando Parrado boarded a plane for game of rugby in Chile. The plane crashed into the Andes Mountains at 18,000 feet. The two-and-a-half months that followed changed his life completely. His mother and younger sister passed away in the accident, and Nando made a superhuman effort, surviving for 72 days and finding his way out of the Andes after an eleven-day snowy marathon trek.

Mr. Parrado brings his story of life, loyalty, friendship, family, faith and perseverance to the Marriott Hotel in Normal on Thursday, April 28 for the 18th American Red Cross of the Heartland Evening of Stars.

View "The Power of the Human Spirit" and other videos that tell Nando Parrado's remarkable story

“We are proud to bring this incredible gentleman to Bloomington-Normal,” said Roger and Mary Hunt, co-chairs of the 2011 Evening of Stars. “Mr. Parrado’s story is one that would be rejected as impossible if presented as a work of fiction. As a factual human experience, it is truly inspiring.”

He was the Technical Advisor in the production of the film "ALIVE" where he was portrayed by Ethan Hawke and wrote the New York Times bestseller Miracle in the Andes. He is married to Veronique and has two daughters, Verónica and Cecilia. A successful businessman and active sportsman, he is also the President of the family company Seler Parrado S.A. and the founder of two TV media and one cable production companies.

SPECIAL TICKETS: To enjoy the Red Carpet Experience – for $500, fifty couples receive two tickets to both Evening of Stars and the special Sponsor Reception held just prior to the event - click here.

If you are unable to attendPlease consider a gift to support the work of your American Red Cross.  To purchase a ticket for one of our volunteers or make a direct contribution to our chapter, click here.

LOCATION: Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Uptown Normal

$150.00
Register Today

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