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American Red Cross Seeks Real Heroes

Red Cross Seeks Real Heroes
Whether it’s a first responder who acted bravely in a life-threatening situation, or your next-door neighbor who donates blood on a regular basis, you may know a real hero in our community.

Nomination Form

The American Red Cross of the Southern Tier is seeking nominations for its Fifth Annual Real Heroes Breakfast, which will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Holiday Inn Arena in Binghamton.

The Real Heroes Breakfast celebrates the Red Cross mission of alleviating human suffering by recognizing residents from Broome, Chenango and Tioga counties who have performed heroic acts in life-threatening situations. Proceeds from the Real Heroes Breakfast benefit the American Red Cross of the Southern Tier.

The Real Heroes Breakfast honors residents in 12 award categories: Adult Good Samaritan, Animal Rescue, Blood Donor, Educator, Fire Rescue, Good Neighbor, Industrial Safety, Law Enforcement, Medical, Military, Youth Good Samaritan and 9-1-1 Dispatch.

“Whether it’s a first responder who acted bravely in a life-threatening situation, or your next-door neighbor who donates blood on a regular basis, you may know a real hero in our community,” said Shelley Bierwiler, Community Executive of the American Red Cross of the Southern Tier. “Please take a few minutes to fill out the nomination form so we can honor that person.”

To nominate a Real Hero from Broome, Chenango or Tioga County, visit www.redcross.org/southerntier for the Real Heroes Breakfast story under “Latest News” that includes a link to the nomination form. Mail the form to Susie Chadwick, American Red Cross of the Southern Tier, 620 E. Main St., Endicott, 13760; fax it to (607) 785-7216; or email it to susie.chadwick@redcross.org.

Nominations must be received by March 3.

There are several sponsorship opportunities available, and individuals or businesses that want to get involved as sponsors should contact Susan Lee, Major Gifts Officer, at 607-785-7207, ext. 3129, or susan.lee@redcross.org for more information.

Tickets for the Real Heroes Breakfast are $50 each, or $2,500 for a corporate table. To purchase tickets, contact the Southern Tier Chapter at (607) 785-7207, or melanie.pandich@redcross.org.