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Red Cross Seeks Hero Nominations from Community

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Your 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.

The Mid Illinois Chapter’s annual Heartland Heroes Dinner will be Thursday, November 7, 2013, and the chapter is currently seeking nominations from the community.

The Red Cross wishes to honor local citizens in the following six categories.

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.

Applications are reviewed and at least one recipient will be recognized in each category. In order to be considered for an award, this person must reside in Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt and Vermilion Counties. OR: If not a resident, this person’s heroic event/activity must have occurred within DeWitt, Macon or Moultrie County.

HOW TO NOMINATE: Call (217)428-7758 x7480 to request a printed form or nominate your hero online by visiting Please complete your nomination and return it no later than September 6.


WHEN: Thursday, November 7

WHERE: Decatur Conference Center and Hotel, Decatur, IL

TICKETS: Tickets, table sponsorships and event sponsorships are currently available. Please contact for information.