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Red Cross of Cape, Islands & SE Massachusetts Announces Heroes

13th Annual Cape Cod & Islands Heroes Breakfast
Individuals to be honored at breakfast event in April

Individuals to be honored at breakfast event in April

HYANNIS, Ma. February 11, 2015 — The American Red Cross of the Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts today announced the awardees of this year’s Heroes nominations, an annual initiative aimed at recognizing those in the community who have acted extraordinarily on behalf of others. Each year the honorees are celebrated at the annual Community Heroes Breakfast. This year’s breakfast will take place on April 10th at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis.

“We couldn’t be more excited to honor these heroes who have made a lasting impression on their communities through their commitment to helping others,” said Hilary Greene, Executive Director of the Chapter. “The Red Cross mission was built on enabling ordinary people to do extraordinary things and these heroes could not be a better example of that pursuit.”

The Cape Chapter is also celebrating its Centennial Anniversary this year and the Heroes categories were named for historical figures in the Chapter. The categories are named for: Lt. Col. Farris Posey, Life Saving Hero Award; Mrs. Grace Snow, Community Service Hero; Miss Mary Ethel Young, Community Impact Hero; Mrs. Chester Murray, Individual with Disability Hero; Corporal William Baker, Armed Forces Hero Award; Sheriff Donald Tulloch, Professional Hero Award; Mrs. Charles Davis, Youth Hero Award; and Miss Ida Taylor, Good Samaritan Award.

This year’s heroes are:

Lt. Col. Farris Posey Life Saving Hero Award recipients:

  • Kathleen & Myles Roycroft, Centerville
  • Katherine Cambra, Mashpee
  • Mark Castiglione, Milford
  • Shawn Hesse, West Yarmouth
  • Major John Keel, Cambridge/Joint Base Cape Cod
  • Brandon Prentiss, Kingston
  • Mrs. Grace Snow Community Service Hero Award recipients:

  • Rev. Dr. John Terry, Federated Church of Hyannis
  • Jill Britt Blanchard, Grace Veterans Center
  • Shawn DeLude, Nauset Disposal
  • Gaynor Foster & Melissa Clayton
  • Yarmouth-Dennis Community Emergency Response Team (Y-D CERT)
  • Miss Mary Ethel Young Community Impact Hero Award:

    Chief Michael Whalen, Dennis Police (retired)

    Mrs. Chester Murray Individual with Disability Hero Award:

  • Carmen Cappuccio, Hyannis
  • Corporal William Baker Armed Forces Hero Award
  • Sgt. Brendan O’Byrne, Provincetown
  • Sheriff Donald Tulloch Professional Hero Award
  • Kristina West – Tri-Town EMT, Chillmark
  • Mrs. Charles Davis Youth Hero Award
  • Conor Baron, Mashpee
  • Miss Ida Taylor Good Samaritan Award
  • Cheryl Magee, Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority
  • Sponsorships and tickets are still available for the breakfast, for further information contact the Red Cross office at 508-775-1540. The Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts Chapter serves a population of more than 1, 273,000 people in the 15 towns of Barnstable County and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket and Bristol, Plymouth, and Dukes Counties.