2014 Silicon Valley Chapter Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross Silicon Valley Heroes 2014

The American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter will be recognizing local individuals and organizations of Santa Clara County whose extraordinary acts of courage and community service has made them a hero!

Come cheer on your local heroes at the Heroes Breakfast on Thursday, November 6, 2014!

Individual ticket of $25 includes parking, admission to the event and to the museum.

  • Registration, networking, and breakfast: 8 - 8:45 a.m.
  • Program: 8:45 - 10 a.m.
  • Museum open to attendees: 10 a.m. onwards
  • If you have any questions or would like to sponsor the event, please contact Chris Larkin, Director of Development at the Silicon Valley Chapter, at Christopher.Larkin@redcross.org.


    Congratulations to our 2014 Heroes!

    Lifesaving Youth Hero: Rose Marie Munoz

    Rose remained calm when her mother screamed for help as her husband started having seizures in the middle of the night. Rose came into the room, immediately removed her 3 year old brother from the situation, called 911, and waited at the front door until emergency responders arrived.

    Lifesaving Adult Hero: Janell Rubbo

    In the middle of her VTA shift driving the Line 64 route, Janell saved the life of a 65 year old unconscious woman by calling 911 and per forming chest compressions for 7-9 minutes until paramedics arrived.

    Community Hero: Terry Keisic

    An Emergency Response Team member at Applied Materials, Terry didn’t think twice when someone at the City of Campbell’s Community Center outdoor track had gone into full cardiac arrest and was not breathing. He took charge and gave CPR until the paramedics arrived.

    Technology Hero: AdoptMeApp

    Founder of the AdoptMe app, Cynthia Typaldos and her team, have created this social networking tool to connect prospect families to shelter animals. It is a great way for getting dogs and cats adopted quickly to make room for more animals at the shelter itself.

    Members of the AdoptMe App team: Cynthia Typaldos (Founder), Rob Blackwelder, Nancy Cook, Bhanu Iyer, Helena Merk, Frederic Ranft, and Frank Spies.