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San Francisco County Heroes Breakfast Announced

San Francisco, CA – The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter is pleased to announce the 2014 San Francisco County Heroes Breakfast will be held on September 25, 2014 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco.

The Bay Area 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.

San Francisco County residents are encouraged to nominate a hero for one of the following categories:

  • Lifesaving Hero: An adult or youth who has performed an extraordinary lifesaving act, using skills such as CPR or first aid.
  • Act of Courage Hero: An adult or youth who has performed an extraordinary act of courage.
  • Act of Kindness & Philanthropy Hero, Individual: An adult or youth who has shown an extreme act of kindness or selflessness.
  • Act of Kindness & Philanthropy Hero, Organization: An business or organization that has shown an extreme act of kindness or selflessness.
  • Community Service Hero, Individual: An adult or youth who has performed great community service.
  • Community Service Hero, Organization: A business or organization that has performed great community service.
  • Public Safety Hero: A police officer, firefighter, search and rescue, or related public safety emergency response personnel who has gone above and beyond the line of duty, perhaps by placing oneself in danger to save or protect life in our community.
  • Animal Rescue Hero: An animal that has protected a human in a time of need or a person who has rescued an animal from a traumatic situation.
  • A committee of San Francisco County community leaders will select award recipients. All nominees must work or reside in San Francisco County, although the heroic acts may have occurred elsewhere. The heroic act must have occurred within 12 months prior to the nomination deadline. The deadline to submit nominations is June 27, 2014.

    The San Francisco County Heroes website at redcross.org/SFHeroes has more details on the event, purchasing tickets, and an online nomination form. For more information about the Hero Awards or to attend and/or become a sponsor of the Heroes Breakfast, please contact Eleanor Leyva directly at (650) 219-9612 or jleyva4016@sbcglobal.net.

    About the Heroes Awards Program:

    People in the Bay Area make a difference in the lives of others in their communities every day. The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter and civic leaders from six counties in the Bay Area are joining together to celebrate everyday heroism, recognizing those individuals and organizations whose extraordinary acts of kindness and courage make them heroes. American Red Cross chapters around the country hold events in their communities to recognize acts of heroism by local residents and pay tribute to those who have performed lifesaving acts. Each year, nearly 900 people attend events in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano Counties to honor local heroes. For more information about the events and corporate sponsorship opportunities, please visit redcross.org/ARCBAHeroes. All proceeds from the events support the disaster readiness and relief efforts of the American Red Cross in the Bay Area.

    About American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter:

    As a community-based, humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. By helping people in the Bay Area learn how to take care of their families and neighbors, the Red Cross strengthens the community and makes it ready for all types of disasters, including home fires, earthquakes, wildfires and health emergencies. Call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722) or visit redcross.org/bayarea to learn more. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.