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One Week Left to Nominate a Hero for ICAC Heroes Breakfast


The American Red Cross Illinois Capital Area Chapter is still seeking hero nominations from the public for the 8th annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast fundraiser on April 19, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza. Presented by the Bank of Springfield, this inspiring event honors a group of everyday local heroes for preforming an extraordinary act or giving a lifetime of service to the community. Nominations are due by Friday, February 22.

There’s one week left to submit nominations at redcross.org/icac for any of the nine hero categories that will be honored at this year’s breakfast:

  • Youth (sponsored by St. John’s Childrens’ Hospital): A person under 18 who has acted in an heroic fashion during a time of crisis or committed themselves to better their community/the people in it.
  • Education (sponsored by Horace Mann): A K-12 or college teacher who has made an extraordinary difference in the life of a child or group of children.
  • Military Hero (sponsored by Hanson Professional Services): A local member of the U.S. Armed Forces who has shown dedication to serving our country or made the ultimate sacrifice in defending it.
  • Public Safety Hero (sponsored by the American Red Cross): A person in an emergency service field such as the Police/Fire Department or EMT, who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to save/protect another.
  • Senior Hero (sponsored by Concordia Village): A person over the age of 62 who has acted in an heroic fashion during a time of crisis or committed themselves to better their community/the people in it.
  • Community Hero (sponsored by Greene Dodge): Someone who has shown heroism in some unexpected or unusual way during a time of crisis in their community or has shown sacrificial commitment to meeting the needs/challenges of their community.
  • Workplace Hero (sponsored by Express Employment Professionals): Someone who has acted in an heroic fashion during a time of crisis in their workplace or has shown strong commitment to helping others within/through their place of work.
  • Healthcare Hero (sponsored by Springfield Clinic): A member of the medical or healthcare profession who has displayed extraordinary and sacrificial commitment to saving/improving lives or treating illnesses.
  • Civic Hero (sponsored by Bunn): A person in a paid public service field such as government, non-profit, or social services, who has gone above and beyond to help/protect someone or worked towards positively impacting their community.
  • The community can fill out and submit an online hero nomination form by visiting www.redcross.org/icac

    Nominees must either live or work in Sangamon, Christian, Logan, Menard, Macoupin, Montgomery, Sangamon, or Shelby County. Local heroic acts must have taken place within the last 18 months to be eligible, unless the nomination is for a lifetime of service.

    Additional thanks to the Heroes Breakfast other sponsors: Neuhoff Media (Media sponsor), FOX 55/27 (media sponsor) and Terry Farmer Photography.