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Local Celebrity Carson Kressley to be Honorary Host of the event
Allentown, Pa., July 24, 2020 – Cetronia Ambulance Corps is celebrating its 65th anniversary of saving lives in our community this year and is pleased to announce that its “Health On Wheels™” Gala will be held virtually on Saturday, August 22.
This year’s Honorary Gala Host will be local EMMY award-winning TV personality and design expert, Carson Kressley. Carson started his career as an independent stylist and became invaluable to major designers such as Ralph Lauren. A few years later, he took a leap into television when, in 2003, he became a breakout star as the fashion savant on Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which won a primetime EMMY and gained a worldwide following for Carson which continues to this day.
With his close relationship and collaborations with Oprah Winfrey, Carson revolutionized America’s personal fashion sense of style. He’s hosted multiple TV shows including Lifetime’s How to Look Good Naked, & ABC’s True Beauty, appeared as a fashion critic & commentator on shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show & Good Morning America. Carson has competed on several reality shows including NBC’s hit show Celebrity Apprentice, Food Network’s Celebrity Cupcake Wars, ABC’s Celebrity Family Feud, and the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars where he was a fan favorite raising awareness & donations for several charities. Currently, Carson is a key judge on the TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race, which continues to win multiple EMMYs. New fan favorites include his interior design show, Get A Room with Carson & Thom, Freeform’s Wrap Battle, and his new home entertainment talk show, Couched, where he interviews A-list celebrities & elite interior designers.
Carson Kressley will be sure to have the audience laughing during his segments of “Cocktails, Conversations, and Getting Curious with Carson.” The night will also have some spectacular items to bid on during the silent auction such as a day trip with Carson to NYC including limo ride, lunch at Bergdorf Goodman and a shopping spree with a fashion consult. Attendees will be able to vote on their favorite face mask photo for $1 per vote or donate to help purchase items to support the lifesaving mission.
“We are honored and enthusiastic to have Carson Kressley serve as our honorary host at our 65th Anniversary Gala virtual celebration. The world of EMS often sits in the shadows and we hope that with Carson’s online presence we can raise awareness about the crucial state our industry is in. Our hope is that with this knowledge we will grow public support of our nonprofit lifesaving mission,” said Robert F. Mateff Sr., Interim CEO of Cetronia Ambulance Corps.
The event will be free to attend. It will be streamed on YouTube, Facebook and Service Electric Cable TV, our platinum sponsor for the evening. To register to bid on items, vote or donate, visit: https://cetronia.home.qtego.net/. The public may also text to donate by sending “Cetronia” to #72727.
A special thank you goes out to the sponsors for the event; Presenting Sponsor Lehigh Valley Health Network; Platinum Sponsor Service Electric Cable TV; Embassy Bank; Enterprise Fleet; McGriff Insurance; Capital BlueCross; Lesavoy Butz & Seitz; ET&T; HMK Insurance; MP Outfitters; Fellowship Community. Without their generous support, this special night would not be possible.
About Cetronia Ambulance Corps:
Cetronia Ambulance Corps is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. Serving our community since 1955, we proudly serve Lynn, South Whitehall, Upper Macungie, Weisenberg and Whitehall townships, as well as portions of Lowhill, Salisbury, Greenwich and Albany Townships, and the Borough of Coplay in Eastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is to be the leader in emergency medical services, transportation and community health resources.
Cetronia Ambulance Corps is one of the largest providers of ambulance services in Eastern Pennsylvania; employing 135 full- and part-time career associates, 20 active volunteers and boasting a total fleet of 41 vehicles, including 19 ambulances, 20 para-transit vehicles, a supervisor’s vehicle, and a special services unit. As the regional leader in High Performance EMS, Cetronia Ambulance Corps fields over 60,000 calls annually, covering an emergency service area that spans across 130 square miles, touching more than 226,000 people, and a non-emergency coverage area that encompasses five counties. Cetronia Ambulance Corps is proud to support the residents of the Greater Lehigh Valley and Pocono Mountains and remains dedicated to community involvement, outreach and education throughout the Lehigh Valley region.