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Silicon Valley Chapter Honors Community Heroes

San Jose, CA - More than 250 leading members of the Santa Clara County philanthropic community attended the seventh annual “American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter Heroes Breakfast” on November 6 to honor individuals and organizations who are heroes in our community – helping others in their time of need. Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors and guests, more than $55,000 was raised to support emergency and disaster preparedness and relief in Santa Clara County.

At the event, which was held at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose and emceed by NBC Bay Area News anchor, Scott McGrew, members of the Red Cross Heroes Committee presented awards to:

Technology Hero – AdoptMeApp based in Santa Clara

Community Service Hero – Terry Keisic of Sunnyvale

Lifesaving Adult Hero – Janell Rubbo of San Jose

Lifesaving Youth Hero – Rose Marie Munoz of San Leandro

Heroes videos were written and produced by: Written by Jas

PulsePoint Foundation, Workday and El Camino Hospital were also recognized at an event held November 5 where they were presented with the American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter 2014 Humanitarian Partnership of the Year award, generously created by Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry. The three organizations have partnered to bring the PulsePoint CPR/AED Citizen Responder app to all Santa Clara County communities, which empowers everyday citizens to provide lifesaving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. PulsePoint has now joined forces with the American Red Cross. The PulsePoint app will now feature information from the existing American Red Cross First Aid app to provide more information when an emergency occurs.

Pictures from the events can be found on the Chapter’s Flickr site:

  • November 5 VIP Reception held at Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel in Menlo Park
  • November 6 Heroes Breakfast held at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose
  • Thank you to our generous sponsors who helped to make this event a success:

  • Presenting Sponsors: El Camino Hospital and Workday
  • Community Sponsor: PG&E
  • Block Sponsors: Cisco, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and Applied Materials