Northeastern New York Real Heroes Breakfast

We're Celebrating Heroes Throughout The Year
Red Cross of Eastern New York Real Heroes

Nominate Your Hero Today!

Join the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York in celebrating ordinary people who perform extraordinary lifesaving acts. Many of these people go unrecognized for their service and bravery. The Red Cross needs your help in identifying the real heroes who have made a difference in our community. Nominees may be individuals or groups. They do not need to be Red Cross volunteers or have Red Cross training.

Nominees submitted here will be considered for recognition at the Real Heroes Breakfast to be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY.

Award Category Criteria:

  • Nominee must live, work or attend school in one of the 9 counties served by the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York.
  • The heroic act must have occurred on or after January 1, 2016.
  • Nominee (or family representative if deceased or on active duty) must be available for promotional opportunities related to the Real Heroes Breakfast on November 2, 2017.
  • Award Categories:

    Adult Good Samaritan: Presented to an ordinary citizen (age 19 or older) who has demonstrated extraordinary kindness and bravery in service to another.

    Youth Good Samaritan: Presented to an ordinary citizen (age 18 or younger) who has demonstrated extraordinary kindness and bravery in service to another.

    Blood Donor Hero: Presented to an ordinary citizen who has demonstrated a dedication to donating blood in order to save a significant number of lives (1 donation is equal to 3 lives potentially saved).

    Emergency Relief Hero: Presented to an ordinary citizen who saved or assisted in saving the life of someone affected by an unexpected emergency (i.e. fire, flood, car accident).

    Life Saving Hero: Presented to an ordinary citizen (over age 18) who used life-saving skills (i.e. first aid, CPR, AED) to save the life of another.

    Military Hero: Presented to a member of the Armed Forces (active or retired, commissioned or non-commissioned) whose life-saving actions exemplify the very highest standards of their calling.