Honor Your Hero

Greater Chicago Red Cross, Heroes Breakfast Event

Each year, the American Red Cross of the Greater Chicago Region honors community members who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage and kindness at its Heroes Breakfast.

Nominate a hero for these award categories:

  • Adult Good Samaritan
  • Blood Services
  • Citizenship
  • Community Impact
  • Disaster Relief
  • Emergency Medical Assistance
  • Firefighter
  • Law Enforcement
  • Military
  • Nurse
  • Youth Good Samaritan
  • Candidates must live or work in Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, or Will counties in Illinois, or Jasper, Lake, or Newton counties in Indiana. The heroic action must have taken place after January 1, 2012. Candidates who are chosen as Red Cross heroes will be formally be honored at the Heroes Breakfast on April 17, 2013.