Heroes Events

heroes of the harrisburg red cross

For over a century, the Red Cross has been a community leader in emergency preparedness and response. Our Heroes Breakfast honors that longstanding tradition of heroism by recognizing local individuals whose extraordinary acts make them a hero. Our heroes personify compassion, selflessness and kindness.

The annual breakfasts, a gathering of hundreds of community and business leaders, raises critical funds to help support Red Cross disaster preparedness and response programs in the Central Pennsylvania Region around Harrisburg including Lancaster, York, Altoona and Adams county.


heroes statue of the red cross in harrisburg

Spirit of the Heroes Awards – Susquehanna Valley

The Spirit of the Hero Awards were established by the American Red Cross to raise awareness of how ordinary people can save lives and impact the safety of their communities.


heroes statue of the red cross in harrisburg

Spirit of the Heroes Awards – Centre Communities

The Spirit of the Hero Awards were established by the American Red Cross to raise awareness of how ordinary people can save lives and impact the safety of their communities.


heroes of the harrisburg red cross

Heroes of York & Adams Counties Awards Breakfast

The concept for the Heroes of York & Adams Counties Awards Breakfast, now in its 10th year, has grown out of a desire to develop an event that is closely related to the mission of the American Red Cross—teaching people to save lives.


medal given to heroes of the williamsport red cross

Williamsport Heroes Breakfast

We celebrate the best of the human spirit by honoring local individuals who have shown courage, kindness and quick thinking by their actions.


two red cross employees give an award to a police officer in harrisburg

SUN Area Heroes Breakfast

Honoring Heroes from Snyder, Union and Northumberland Counties.