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Red Cross Seeks Local Hero Nominations from Community

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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 9th Annual American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast, presented by Bank of Springfield, will take place on April 25, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, and the chapter is currently seeking nominations from the community.    

In particular, the Red Cross is seeking nominations in the following nine categories: 

  • Youth Hero
  • Military Hero
  • Public Safety Hero
  • Senior Hero
  • Education Hero
  • Community Hero
  • Workplace Hero 
  • Civic Hero
  • Healthcare Hero

Applications are reviewed and at least one recipient will be recognized in each category. 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. 

HOW TO NOMINATE: Call (217) 787-7602 to request a printed form or nominate your hero online by visiting Please complete your nomination and return it no later than March 1.


  • WHEN:  Friday, April 25
  • WHERE:  Crowne Plaza, Springfield 
  • TICKETS: Tickets, table sponsorships and event sponsorships are currently available. Please contact for information.