Real Heroes

American Red Cross Central Valley - Real Heroes

The potential for being a hero exists in most of us but it is unplanned and spontaneous. Ordinary people, ordinary days, ordinary circumstances suddenly become extraordinary events.

Each year the American Red Cross honors “real heroes” at Red Cross chapters across the country. These benevolent acts embody the heart of our mission: to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.

The Real Heroes Event will be celebrated on Friday, March 21st at the Corporate Aircraft hangar at Yosemite International Airport. Sponsors and heroes will be represented from the six counties in the Central Valley Chapter. The evening is set in the “big band” era. It is a very patriotic and heart-warming evening that will leave you inspired and awed by the honorees.

Real Hero guest, Dave Sanderson will share an inspirational story of an ordinary man and his extraordinary experience one day on the Hudson River on board US Airways Flight 1589. Visit to learn more.

Join us as we honor selfless acts of courage and humanitarian service by Real People in our community.

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Hat Party Social

We will be hosting a Hat Party social to get you fashionable ready for the Real Heroes Event! You’ll have an opportunity to purchase the perfect hat, jewelry and receive fashion tips. With your $10.00 donation for the Hat Party Social you’ll receive a complimentary glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres. Refer to our "Events" page for additional information and ticket purchase.