Heroes Breakfast

  • Chicago Red Cross Heroes 2016
Each year, the American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois honors individuals and groups for acts of great bravery, dedication and service to the community at our Heroes Breakfast. Come out and support your local heroes.


Honor a Hero

Nominations are now closed. Heroes will be recognized at the 15th Annual Heroes Breakfast on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Thanks to your generosity and our event sponsors, last year’s Heroes Breakfast was the most successful Heroes Breakfast yet. This success allows the Red Cross to fulfill lifesaving services. Did you know that the Red Cross responds to a home fire or other disaster every 8 minutes? The Heroes Breakfast allows the Red Cross to advance our efforts through programming like the National Home Fire Campaign, which aims to reduce the number of fire injuries and deaths by 25 percent over the next five years.
The contributions raised at the event alone could provide all of the following:
  • 25,000 children with vaccinations for measles and rubella
  • 20,000 military members in hospitals with basic necessities like soap, shampoo and toothpaste
  • 6,000 children with water safety skills through swimming lessons
  • 1,500 families impacted by a home fire with financial assistance