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Chapter Announces 2014 Heroes Breakfast and Calls for Nominations

SANTA CRUZ, CA (January 13, 2014) – The American Red Cross Santa Cruz County Chapter is pleased to announce the 2014 Heroes Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the historic Cocoanut Grove, on the shore of beautiful Monterey Bay and adjacent to the world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

The annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast recognizes acts of heroism by local residents and pays tribute to those who have performed lifesaving deeds while supporting the local American Red Cross Chapter’s lifesaving programs and emergency services.

The Santa Cruz County Chapter is currently seeking nominations for the Hero Awards, which recognizes members of the local 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 local 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 the Santa Cruz County.

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 Hero
  • Medical Professional Hero
  • Military Hero
  • Rescue Professional Hero
  • Workplace Hero
  • Youth Hero
  • The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, February 21, 2014.

    Criteria for Nominations:

  • Nominees must work or reside in Santa Cruz County.
  • The heroic act does not need to have occurred in Santa Cruz County.
  • 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 act must have occurred between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
  • The Santa Cruz County Chapter website at has more details on each of the categories as well as the online nomination form. For more information about the Hero Awards or to attend and/or become a sponsor of the Heroes Breakfast on May 14, 2014, please contact Camilla Boolootian at or call (831) 600-4909.

    About the American Red Cross Santa Cruz County Chapter

    The American Red Cross Santa Cruz County Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Santa Cruz County residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at or call us at 831-462-2881. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.