Real Heroes of Portage, Geauga and Lake Counties

Real Heroes

The American Red Cross invites the public to attend its 14th annual Real Heroes of Portage County Awards on Thursday, May 15 at the Bertram Inn. Reservations are $40.00 per person with the proceeds supporting local Red Cross services. The event is presented by Robinson Memorial Hospital.

As a community leader in emergency preparedness and response, the American Red Cross annually presents Real Heroes Awards to local individuals 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. Due to their courage, tragedies were averted and lives were saved.

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.

During the event, the Red Cross will present the 3rd Annual Robinson Memorial Hospital Paragon Award to a community member who best exemplifies leadership in the community, demonstrates compassion for its people, and who actively supports the lifesaving missions of both the American Red Cross and Robinson Memorial Hospital. The American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties named A. Ray Dalton of PartsSource as the 2014 recipient of Robinson Memorial Hospital Paragon Award.

To reserve a space, please contact Shelley Sprang at 330-535-2224 or

Do you want to be a sponsor of our Heroes Program?

If your organization is interested in supporting the Red Cross through a sponsorship of this event, please review the opportunities here:

Sponsorship Brochure

Thank you to our 2014 Sponors:

Robinson Memorial Hospital


Deerfield Farms

Andrews Moving

Middlefield Bank