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Mid Illinois Red Cross Wishes to Honor Local Heroes

The local Red Cross knows it’s important to recognize people whose commitment and courage make a difference.

Do you know someone who shows extraordinary courage? Someone with devotion to a greater cause? Someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty? Your local Red Cross knows it’s important to recognize people whose commitment and courage make a difference. That’s why, every year, we honor those who stand out in a crowd.

Award Categories Include:

  • Young Courage: A youth under the age of 18 who has shown exceptional bravery, strength or courage.
  • Everyday Hero: A person who acts/acted heroically without thought, personal agenda and/or regard for his/her own safety.
  • Valor: A healthcare, military or public safety professional who has gone above and beyond to answer the call to service.
  • Citizenship: An individual who displays leadership and commitment to our community.
  • Senior Hero: A person(s) age 62 or above who has offered self in a heroic fashion in a time of crisis or has committed self in some significant, unexpected or unusual manner for the good of others.
  • In Memoriam: An individual who left an extraordinary legacy by sacrificing his/her life through a heroic or selfless act, or by demonstrating visionary humanitarian leadership, inspiring others to greater selflessness and service.
  • The American Red Cross Mid-Illinois Chapter is accepting nominations for the 2013 Heartland Heroes awards dinner until September 6, 2013.

    HOW TO NOMINATE: Call (217) 428-7758 to request a printed form or visit to access the nomination form online.

    In order to be considered for an award, the event and/or activities you are nominating this person for must have occurred in Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt or Vermilion counties. Nominations are due September 6. Nominees will be judged by an independent committee of community leaders in mid September. Winners will be recognized at the Heartland Heroes Dinner on Thursday, November 7.

    ABOUT THE HEARTLAND HEROES DINNER: The 2013 Heartland Heroes Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 7, at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel. Sponsorships are still available. Please contact for details.