2017 Heroes Breakfast & Centennial Celebration

20th Annual Heroes Breakfast

Special thanks to the following sponsors for their support of this event and the work of the American Red Cross:

Presenting Sponsor: Fred Meyer

Reception Sponsor: iQ Credit Union

Program Sponsor: U.S. Bank

Parking Sponsor: Jordan Ramis, Attorneys

On March 24, 2017, the local Red Cross held our 20th Annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast and Centennial Celebration! The event, held at the Hilton in Vancouver, Washington, was attended by more than 500 people and featured the incredible stories of 12 Heroes from the Portland-metro and Vancouver-metro area. This year's heroes did everything from resuscitating a grandfather when he suffered cardiac arrest behind the wheel, to evacuating a densely populated area before a massive explosion, to facilitating the collection of hundreds of units of blood. Their stories are simply amazing and are featured in the videos above (produced by KGW-TV). Channel 2 (KATU) Morning News Anchors, Brian Wood and Angelica Thornton served as emcees and a special story featuring 50-year volunteer, Julie Burger and how she helped bring a local service member home from deployment to be at his father's bedside when he died was shown. View that video here.

Click here to view all of our Heroes stories.

Read our blog story for a behind-the-scenes look at our Heroes event.

Interested in sponsoring next year’s event?

The Heroes event would not be possible without the continued financial support of area partners. The annual Heroes Breakfast provides an opportunity for local businesses/organizations to sponsor various components of this highly visible community fundraiser.

To learn more about the wide range of pre-event, day-of-event and post-event sponsorship opportunities, including table, parking, program and other event sponsorships, contact Natalie Carlberg at Natalie.Carlberg@redcross.org or (503) 528-5670.

Interested in nominating a Hero for next year’s event? Contact Monique Dugaw at Monique.Dugaw@redcross.org.