The Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross will be honoring their Heroes of the Year during the Red Cross Heroes Breakfast on March 19, 2016, at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. The kind, courageous, and selfless deeds of these heroes are directly linked to the Red Cross mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering. These inspiring individuals demonstrate that inside each human being is a hero, ready to step up to the plate and assist those in need.
Special remarks were provided by Governor David Ige and Mayor Kirk Caldwell presented a Red Cross Month Proclamation.
Lifesaver Hero – Ryan Davis
In the Line of Duty Hero – Phillip Walker
Animal Hero – Diego Fong
Behind the Scenes Hero – Mike Chun
Volunteers of the Year Heroes:
Oahu – Renise Bayne
East Hawaii – Joyce Lovell
West Hawaii – Nancy Sallee
Maui – Mary Pirtle
Kauai – Coleen and Brian Kasperek
The event was emceed by Jennifer Robbins and Chris Tanaka of Hawaii News Now. Hero vignettes were shown to showcase the Red Cross heroes, also courtesy of Hawaii News Now.