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Red Cross Honors Real Heroes of the Mohawk Valley

UTICA, N.Y. (May 29, 2014) — The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley will honor several individuals and organizations for their heroic actions during the past year at the 15th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the Field House on the campus of SUNY IT in Utica.

The Real Heroes Breakfast celebrates the Red Cross mission of alleviating human suffering by recognizing people from Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego and Delaware counties who performed heroic acts in life-threatening situations. Among this year’s honorees: Two Utica firefighters who rescued a 4-year-old girl from her burning home; an off-duty Gilbertsville Fire Chief who assisted a woman and her toddler after their car crashed down a ravine and into a stream bed; and 4-year-old and 6-year-old girls who saved lives by keeping calm during serious emergencies.

Proceeds from the Real Heroes Breakfast benefit the Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley, which provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Major sponsors of the 2014 Real Heroes Breakfast are: Empower Federal Credit Union, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, GPO Federal Credit Union, NBT Bank, New York Central Mutual Insurance, and Vernon Downs. Media sponsorship is provided by WKTV News Channel 2.

Tickets for the Real Heroes Breakfast are available at $25 each. To purchase tickets, call 315-234-2225 or email

15th Annual Mohawk Valley Chapter Real Heroes Breakfast

When: 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 4
Where: Field House at SUNY IT, Utica (free parking)
Tickets: $25 each, or $500 for a corporate table of eight. Call (315) 234-2225 to purchase tickets.