The American Red Cross of Central New York will honor 35 Central New Yorkers for their heroic actions during the past year at its 15th annual Real Heroes Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Oncenter in Syracuse.
The Real Heroes Breakfast celebrates the Red Cross mission of alleviating human suffering by recognizing people from throughout Central New York who have performed heroic acts in life-threatening situations. Among this year’s honorees are a 14-year-old boy who saved four people from drowning; a 17-year-old boy who rescued a 93-year-old man who had plunged his car into a reservoir; and several neighbors, co-workers and first responders who performed CPR or rescued people from burning buildings.
Proceeds from the Real Heroes Breakfast benefit the Red Cross, which provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Working families in Central New York require almost daily emergency assistance because of home fires and other disasters, and in the fiscal year that ended June 30 the Red Cross provided more than $180,000 to 803 people from 283 families impacted by fires and floods in Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland, Madison and Oswego counties.
Read more about this year's award winners.
2013 Real Heroes Breakfast
When: 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4
Where: Oncenter, 800 South State St., Syracuse
Tickets: $50 per person ($500 for table of 10). Call (315) 234-2225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 2.
Parking: Free for attendees at either Oncenter garage or street-level parking lot.