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Calling for 2012 Heroes Nominations

SANTA CRUZ, CA (January 31, 2012) – The American Red Cross Santa Cruz County Chapter is pleased to announce the 2012 Heroes Breakfast will be held on May 16, 2012 at the historic Cocoanut Grove, on the shore of beautiful Monterey Bay and adjacent to the world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

The Heroes Celebration event has been held at American Red Cross chapters across the country for over 10 years. The goal of the event is to recognize acts of heroism by local residents and pay tribute to those who have performed lifesaving deeds while supporting the local American Red Cross Chapter’s life-saving programs and emergency services.

The Santa Cruz County Chapter is currently seeking nominations for the Hero Awards, which recognizes members of the community who have shown courage, dedication, and character through acts of heroism and kindness. These people could be your neighbors, co-workers, friends, or family.

The Hero Award recipients will be selected by a committee of community leaders based on the degree to which their acts of heroism uphold the values of the American Red Cross and leave a lasting and positive impact on the residents of Santa Cruz County, and heroes will be honored at the celebration.

All nominees must work or reside in Santa Cruz County; though the heroic acts may have occurred elsewhere. Nominees for the Hero Award must have performed an act or acts of courage to save or attempt to save someone’s life. The heroic event must have occurred between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2011.

The deadline to submit nominations is April 2, 2012.

We invite you to nominate a hero for one of the following categories:

  • Animal Rescue Hero
  • Education Hero
  • Good Samaritan
  • Law Enforcement Hero
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Medical Professional Hero
  • Military Hero
  • Rescue Professional Hero
  • Workplace Hero
  • Youth Hero
  • The Santa Cruz County Chapter website at has more details on the event as well as a nomination form. For more information about the Hero Awards or to attend and/or become a sponsor of the Heroes Breakfast, please contact the Camilla Boolootian at (831) 600-4909 or

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