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Red Cross Honors Cortland and Tompkins Real Heroes Wednesday

CORTLAND, N.Y. (April 13, 2015) — The American Red Cross of Cortland County and the American Red Cross of Tompkins County will honor 13 people and two dogs for their heroic actions during the past year at their Fifth Annual Real Heroes Breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Great Peak Mountain Resort in Cortland.

The Cortland-Tompkins Real Heroes Breakfast celebrates the Red Cross mission of alleviating human suffering by recognizing residents from Cortland and Tompkins counties who in the past year performed heroic acts in life-threatening situations. From a SUNY Cortland student who put out the fire in the tractor-trailer that crashed into Simeon’s restaurant in June to a dog that saved her owners’ lives when a fire started in their Ulysses home, each of this year’s honorees is directly responsible for saving a life – or multiple lives.

For a complete list of heroes with a description of why they’re being honored, please visit

The American Red Cross provides life-changing services such as disaster response, disaster preparedness education, blood collection, health-and-safety classes, and services to members of our Armed Forces. Working families in Cortland and Tompkins counties often require emergency assistance, and from July 1 through Feb. 28 the Red Cross provided shelter, food, clothing and other assistance to 63 people from 20 families who were displaced from their homes by home fires and other emergencies in Cortland and Tompkins counties.

Cortland Regional Medical Center is the Premier Sponsor of the 2015 Cortland-Tompkins Real Heroes Breakfast. Award Sponsors include BorgWarner Inc., Cayuga Medical Center, Dryden Mutual Insurance Company, The Ithaca Journal Media, NBT Bank, and Pall Corporation.

2015 Cortland-Tompkins Real Heroes Breakfast

When: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15

Where: Acropolis Conference Center, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, 2000 NY-392, Cortland

Tickets: $50 per person. Available at the door.

Parking: Free for attendees at Acropolis Conference Center.