About the Event

On Tuesday, October 30, the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York will honor a new class of “Real Heroes” – individuals whose acts of service and bravery have helped save live in our community.

Join our host, John Gray of News10 ABC, along with event chairs Kate Otis and Laura Petrovic, for an inspirational morning to honor the selfless actions of these everyday heroes.

You can support the Red Cross and help us honor local heroes by submitting a nomination or becoming a sponsor of the Real Heroes Breakfast. For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Van Dyke at (518) 694-5108 or email

We look forward to celebrating Real Heroes with you on October 30!

Past Recipients

Watch videos of our past Real Heroes

2015 Real Heroes

  • Thomas Bielawski – Blood Donor Hero
  • Wilma Schmeler – Blood Donor Hero
  • Rachel Maitino – Youth Good Samaritan
  • Tim McSweeney & Jim Scott – Emergency Relief Heroes
  • Barry Feinman – Military Hero
  • Jim Marco – Life Saving Hero

2016 Real Heroes

  • Philip Kopach – Blood Donor Hero
  • Brandon Smith – Adult Good Samaritan
  • Avery Moses – Emergency Relief Hero
  • Paul Mosseau – Military Hero
  • Clifton Park Halfmoon EMS Teams – Life Saving Heroes
  • Michael Woods & Joseph Valiquette – Life Saving Heroes