The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York will honor 11 heroic award recipients at their annual Real Heroes Breakfast this month. The Real Heroes, to be recognized on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, are:
- Albany County Sheriff's Office of Search & Rescue - receiving the Animal Rescue Award for saving Khaos, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, from a ledge at Thatcher Park
- Tom and Trey Roohan of Saratoga Springs - receiving the Blood Donor Award for the longevity of their donor history, and continuing the lifesaving gift across generations
- Duane Vanderwerker and a YWCA staff member - receiving the Good Samaritan Award for heroic collaboration in delivering a baby at the YWCA of Northeastern New York in Schenectady
- Renee and Mike Fahey of Selkirk - receiving the Good Neighbor Award for their tireless efforts with Street Soldiers, serving people experiencing homelessness in Albany
- CDTA - receiving the Good Neighbor Award for extending their services during times of crisis
- City of Amsterdam Police Officers Keelan Zyzes and Eduardo Ortiz - receiving the Law Enforcement Award for their lifesaving acts of CPR and Emergency Response on a 6-week-old baby
- Mary Judd of Delmar - receiving the Military Award for her empowering program, SongwritingWith:Soldiers, which supports healing through music for veterans, their families, and the community
- SEFCU - receiving the Military Award for their dedicated work and commitment to veterans in our community through advocacy, collection drives, financial contributions, and volunteerism
- Anthony Powers of Middle Grove - receiving the Youth Good Samaritan Award for his fearless actions, rescuing survivors of a car accident
- Jordan Laverdure of Gloversville - receiving the Youth Good Samaritan Award for the selfless act of giving comfort to a stranger in need
- Scott Klenk of Slingerlands (CDPHP) - receiving the Philly Dake Award for significant contributions, through his commitment and dedication to our community, which exemplify the values and further the mission of the American Red Cross
"In finding the courage to act in the face of emergencies, and responding to critical needs in our community, these individuals and organizations embody the mission of the American Red Cross," said Gary Striar, Regional CEO for the American Red Cross. "We look forward to sharing their stories and celebrating them at the 2018 Real Heroes Breakfast."
The Real Heroes Breakfast will begin at 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 30 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY. Join host John Gray of News10 ABC, along with event chairs Kate Otis and Laura Petrovic, to help the Red Cross celebrate this year's Real Heroes. Visit redcross.org/NENYheroes or call (518) 694-5108 for tickets to this inspiring community event.