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Accepting Nominations to Honor Heroes

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The deadline is near to submit nominations for the 7th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast, hosted by the Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at DoubleTree by Hilton, Binghamton.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 19.

Proceeds from the Real Heroes Breakfast support Red Cross programs and services such as disaster response, preparedness education, and Service to the Armed Forces. The Southern Tier Chapter serves Broome, Chenango, Tioga and Tompkins Counties.

Every now and then, an unselfish and extraordinary action on behalf of a neighbor, a co-worker or even a stranger can change another person’s destiny and, at the same time, their own. At that moment, ordinary people become real heroes.

There are 12 award categories: Animal Rescue, Blood Donor/Services, Education, Fire Rescue, Good Neighbor, Good Samaritan (Adult), Good Samaritan (Youth), Law Enforcement, Lifeline, Medical, Military and Workplace Safety.

For a nomination form, visit and click on 2016 Real Heroes Breakfast, or call (607) 785-7207.