(Santa Cruz, CA) - The American Red Cross Santa Cruz County Chapter is looking forward to the upcoming 2014 Heroes Breakfast on May 14, 2014 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the historic Cocoanut Grove Ballroom, on the shore of beautiful Monterey Bay and adjacent to the world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Members of the Heroes Committee are proud to announce this year’s winners of the Hero Awards, which recognize members of the community who have shown courage, dedication, and character through acts of heroism and kindness:
Animal Rescue Hero (Nominated by Melanie Sobel)
Community Hero (Nominated by Lisa Uttal)
Education Hero (Nominated by Sandy Lansdale)
Good Samaritan Hero (Nominated by Jill Hitchman)
Law Enforcement Hero (Nominated by Patsy Gasca)
Medical Professional Heroes (Nominated by Cathy Conway)
Military Hero (Nominated by Jeremy Lansing)
Rescue Professionals (Nominated by Patricia Depalo)
Workplace Hero (Nominated by Jill Reddy)
Youth Hero (Nominated by Al De Camara)
Eleanor Wasson Volunteer Award (Nominated by Joe French)
Lifetime Achievement Award (Nominated by Rose Filicetti)
Title sponsors include: Dominican Hospital, Dignity Health Medical Group, Dominican, Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz and Wells Fargo.
Media sponsors include: KSBW, ABC Central Coast, Joyce Anderson Productions, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 92.7 KTOM, 105.1 K-OCEAN, KDON, and KSCO AM 1080.
Table sponsors include: Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Fox Racing Shox, Al Decamra Management, Jeffree Lee Estate Planning, and Bay Photo
Red Cross Supporters include: Cartwright, Scruggs, Fulton and Walther, Attorneys at Law.
Red Cross Advocates include: California Pajarosa Floral.
The event will be hosted by KSBW Reporter Phil Gomez.
The Santa Cruz County Chapter helps our community to prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters, and all funds raised at this event help support local disaster relief. For more information, please visit our website at redcross.org/santacruz or contact Camilla Boolootian at (831) 600-4909 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our Heroes Selection Committee
Jeff Terpstra, Rudy Escalante, David Fulton, Peter Otvos, Rick Martinez, Mary Anne Carson, Mardi Browning, Lynn Robinson, Martina O’Sullivan, Carina Cervantez Rhonda McCormack
About the Heroes Celebration
This annual event honors local individuals whose actions exemplify the true spirit of heroism through their courage, dedication and character. All proceeds from this event support the work of the local chapter’s programs and emergency services.
About 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 prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at redcross.org/santacruz or call us at 831-462-2881. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.