At the 2016 Kiwanis District Convention, Greg Fox, Jr., of the Kiwanis Club of Alpine, was recognized by the Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund with the Nathan Hale Award for heroism.
On April 30, 2016, Greg was driving through the bike route at the Alpine Challenge – a charity bike ride through the mountain town of Alpine – and noticed that a crowd started to form on the side of the road.
Greg pulled over to investigate. When he approached the crowd, he saw a man lying on the ground.
When Greg saw no one else was helping, he took charge of the situation. Greg noticed the man was not breathing and had no pulse.
Greg immediately administered CPR and directed the bystanders to call 911. Greg then asked the crowd if anyone else was trained in CPR. A bystander, too afraid to act before, stepped forward to assist Greg. Both Greg and the bystander performed CPR until first responders arrived and took over.
Eventually, the man regained consciousness, and was transported to the nearest hospital where he underwent double bypass surgery the very next day. Thanks to Greg’s quick reaction and his heroic leadership, the man had no brain damage.
After the incident, the man called Greg. During their conversation he told Greg that on the day of the incident, it happened to be his wife’s birthday. The man and his wife were incredibly grateful to Greg for his selfless, heroic action and quick thinking that saved the man’s life and gave his wife the best birthday gift imaginable: his life.
Kiwanians throughout the Cal-Nev-Ha District are urged to seek out nominees for the prestigious Nathan Hale Award for heroism. The successful nominee will be honored and presented the Nathan Hale award at our District Convention this August.
This coveted award is presented annually by the Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund and may be awarded to men and women of all ages who have demonstrated, by actions and conduct, exceptional courage toward another human being. The criteria for the award is based upon personal involvement and sacrifice above and beyond the normal call of bravery.
Numerous situations such as rescuing someone trapped in a burning structure, disarming a threatening assailant or swimming into icy waters to save a victim from drowning are just a few of the brave acts that have been recognized in previous Nathan Hale Award presentations.
Nominations for the 2022 Nathan Hale Award are now being accepted and may be submitted on our online submission form by any Kiwanis club within the CNH District. All supporting material must be uploaded when completing the online nomination form. Nominees must be residents of California, Nevada or Hawaii.