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American Red Cross Seeks Mohawk Valley Heroes

American Red Cross Seeks Mohawk Valley Heroes
The Real Heroes Breakfast honors residents in 13 award categories.

Nomination Form / Sponsorship Opportunities

The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley is seeking nominations for its 15th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast, which will be held at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the Field House on the campus of SUNY IT in Utica.

The Real Heroes Breakfast celebrates the Red Cross mission of alleviating human suffering by recognizing residents from Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego and Delaware counties who have performed heroic acts in life-threatening situations. Proceeds from the Real Heroes Breakfast benefit the American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley.

The Real Heroes Breakfast honors residents in 12 award categories: Adult Good Samaritan, Animal Rescue, Blood Donor, Mary Haggerty Education, Fire Rescue, Kurt Wyman Law Enforcement, Industrial Safety, Medical, Military, Youth Good Samaritan, 9-1-1 Dispatch and Michael Cianfrocco Humanitarian of the Year.

“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 real heroes in our community,” said Julie Darling, Community Executive of the American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley. “Please take a few minutes to fill out the nomination form so we can honor them.”

To nominate a Real Hero from Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego or Delaware County, fill out the nomination form and mail it to Julie Darling, Community Executive, American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley, 1415 Genesee St., Utica, 13501; fax it to (315) 735-7149; or email it to julie.darling@redcross.org. Nominations must be received by April 25.

There are several sponsorship opportunities available, and individuals or businesses that want to get involved as sponsors should contact Julie Darling, Community Executive, or Mallory Brown, Major Gift Officer, at 315-733-4666, julie.darling@redcross.org or mallory.brown2@redcross.org for more information.

Tickets for the Real Heroes Breakfast are $25 each, or $500 for a table of eight. To purchase tickets, contact the Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley at (315) 733-4666.