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Do You Know a Hero?

(SAN DIEGO, April 27, 2011) - Heroes may not have a big red “S” on their chest but you know a hero when you see one. A hero can be someone who bravely acts in a time of immediate need and whose actions demonstrate the potential that is in all of us. A hero may be a family member, friend, coworker or perhaps a stranger whose good deeds you read about in the newspaper or heard about on the evening news.

As the community leader in emergency preparedness, prevention and response, the American Red Cross honors individuals whose extraordinary acts of courage and kindness make them real heroes. If someone is a hero in your eyes, the Red Cross encourages you to nominate them for the American Red Cross 9th annual Real Heroes Breakfast.

You can submit your nomination online at www.sdarc.org/realheroes; fax the online form to (858) 309-1285 or mail your nomination to the following address:

American Red Cross

Attn: Real Heroes Nomination

3950 Calle Fortunada

San Diego, CA 92123

Real Heroes winners will be honored at the 9th annual Real Heroes Breakfast on October 13, 2011 aboard the USS Midway Museum from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The event will be co-hosted by honorary event chair Bill Geppert, former senior vice president and general manager of Cox Communications.

The American Red Cross is proud to honor community heroes who live out our mission every day through acts of great bravery, dedication and service to our community. Nominate your hero today!

About the American Red Cross, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter

The American Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on the generosity of the American people to provide our programs and services. The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is leading the effort to make San Diego and Imperial Counties “America’s most prepared communities.” With the public’s ongoing support we provide lifesaving preparedness training; disaster relief services; 24-hour emergency services to deployed military personnel and their families; and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For more information about or to support the chapter please contact (858) 309-1200 or visit www.sdarc.org.

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