The American Red Cross of New Mexico will be honoring the courageous acts of inspirational members of the community at the 7th annual Real Heroes Breakfast. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 9 at the University of New Mexico’s Ballroom inside the Student Union Building and doors open at 7:30 a.m. The Real Heroes Breakfast is the signature event for the Red Cross of New Mexico as it benefits the lifesaving programs and emergency services the Red Cross provides to support the community.
This year the Red Cross is honored to welcome keynote speaker, Dave Sanderson, passenger of US Airways flight 1549. This flight made an emergency landing onto the Hudson River on January 9, 2009. Sanderson is an inspirational survivor, speaker and author. He utilizes his thoughts on leadership by incorporating his experiences with the American Red Cross, which has made him a nationally sought-out advisor.
“Each one of our Real Heroes embodies the spirit of the American Red Cross mission and we are proud to share their stories – stories that will rekindle your belief in the human spirit and the notion that we are capable of sacrificing everything for someone we have never met,” said Kathy Segura, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of New Mexico.
Individual tickets are $75.00 and sponsorships are available. If you’re interested in attending please contact Cassandra Roybal at 505-262-6175.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood supply; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; ,and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.