Real Heroes of Portage County

Real Heroes of Portage Count

As a community leader in emergency preparedness and response, the American Red Cross annually presents the Real Heroes Award to those residents of Portage County who have acted courageously in a time of emergency. Often at great risk to their own personal safety and well-being, these ordinary individuals have acted in a heroic manner by reaching out to help others in times of greatest need. Tragedies were averted and lives were saved.

The concept for the Real Heroes Awards grew out of a desire to develop a special event that is closely related to the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross. What better way to celebrate this spirit of humanitarianism than by honoring those individuals who have shown courage, coolness and kindness during a time of emergency.


$40.00 per person


Contact Shelley Sprang

Phone: 330-535-2224

The Robinson Memorial Hospital Portage Paragon Award

During the ceremony, we will also present Ron and Joan Burbick of the Burbick Foundation with the 2013 Robinson Memorial Hospital Portage Paragon Award for their commendable, constant and compassionate service in our local community.

Event Title Sponsor

The American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties is pleased to announce that the Title Sponsor for this year’s Real Heroes Awards is once again Robinson Memorial Hospital which has been a staunch supporter of the American Red Cross and our services down the street, across the country and around the world. The board, staff and volunteers of the American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties wishes to sincerely thank Robinson Memorial Hospital for its generous participation in this year’s event.

Become a Real Heroes Event Sponsor

Your help is needed now more than ever. A hot meal delivered to victims after a disaster, blood when it is needed most, shelter when there is nowhere else to turn, an emergency message delivered to a member of the Armed Forces from their family – these are just some of the ways that your generous gift can be put to work through the American Red Cross. Help us turn heartbreak into hope as a Real Heroes Event Sponsor.

For more information about how your organization can become a Real Heroes Event Sponsor and the benefits involved, contact:

Dorothy Wiseman

Phone: 330-535-2350