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Red Cross Honoring Central New York’s Real Heroes

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The American Red Cross of Central New York will honor several people for extraordinary courage at its 17th annual Real Heroes Breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the Oncenter in Syracuse.

The Real Heroes Breakfast celebrates the Red Cross mission of alleviating human suffering by recognizing people from throughout Central New York who have performed heroic acts in life-threatening situations. The honorees include first responders as well as ordinary citizens who are directly responsible for saving a life or multiple lives.

Proceeds from the Real Heroes Breakfast benefit the Red Cross, which provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Last year, the American Red Cross of Central New York provided $246,602 in direct financial assistance to 1,390 individuals affected by fire and other local disasters in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego counties.

To purchase a table or tickets, please call (315) 234-2225.

 For more information on the heroes and the 2015 Real Heroes Breakfast, visit