12th Annual Heroes Breakfast

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On March 20, 2014, the American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts along with members of the community will come together to recognize heroic individuals and organizations who have exemplified the mission of the Red Cross over the past year. These heroes gave of themselves to support people within our communities. Please help us celebrate their contributions. This breakfast is one of the largest events on the North Shore, as we anticipate 600 attendees from the business and non-profit communities alike.

This annual fundraiser makes it possible for the American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts to help our neighbors across our 35 cities and towns when they need us most.

We look forward to you starting your day with us in support of the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross.

Meet our 2014 Heroes!

  • Enduring Hero: Neiland Douglas, Beverly resident; board member, Harborlight Community Partners, Inc.; community volunteer; civic activist
  • Service to Armed Forces Hero: Dr. Douglas Peterson, Beverly resident; orthopedic surgeon, Afghanistan veteran; Navy Reservist
  • Education Hero: Joanne Seaman, Manchester Memorial Elementary School
  • Community Heroes: Brian Gonsalves, Atlantic Ambulance Service, Peabody; Jeanne Hennessey, Travel Consultant, Cruise Travel Outlet; Herman Ocasio, Ocasio's Martial Arts, Haverhill
  • Boston Marathon "North Shore Response" Heroes: Jonelle O'Connor, North Shore Medical Center, Lynn resident; Captain Dennis Levasseur, Salem Fire Department; Kathy LeClair, TD Bank; Bailee Militello, youth, Gloucester; Beverly Fire Department -team of "8" at finish line- Deputy Peter O’Connor, Lt. Eric Fowler, Lt. Ryan W. Laracy, Lt. Mathew J. Kowalski, Lt. Donald Philpot, Firefighter Michael Halloran, Firefighter Jonathan M. Palm, Firefighter Scott A. Perkins
  • Workplace Hero: NxStage Medical, Inc., Lawrence
  • Youth Hero: Lauren Healey, student, Newburyport High School

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit: RedCross.Org/Northeastmass or visit us on Twitter @RedCrossNEMA

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    12th Annual Community Heroes Breakfast

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore, Danvers

    50 Ferncroft Road

    Danvers, MA 01923

    Event Chairs: Lauren Baker, DawnMarie Corneau, Lori Karas

    Heroes and sponsor meet & greet: 7:00 a.m.

    Registration and networking: 7:30 a.m.

    Breakfast and program: 8:00 a.m.

    Download the event brochure