Every now and then, an unselfish action on behalf of a neighbor, a co-worker or even a stranger can change another person’s destiny and, at the same time, our own.
In that moment... REAL PEOPLE BECOME REAL HEROES!
The Real Heroes Breakfast concept grew out of a desire to sponsor an event closely related to the mission of the American Red Cross. The Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. This is done through the simple, yet powerful, process of one person putting their needs aside to help another. Across the nation, over one million Red Cross volunteers do this each day. And, right here in Western New York, ordinary people contribute their time and energies to assist those in need. In order to celebrate this spirit of humanitarianism, the American Red Cross honors individuals who have shown courage, dedication and unselfish character by their acts of heroism in our community.
For information regarding tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Event Specialist Nicole Maitland at 585.405.1117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Good Samaritan (21 & over): Presented to an ordinary citizen who used life-saving skills to save the life of another
Animal Rescue: Presented to the family of a pet who was instrumental in saving a life, or an ordinary citizen who was instrumental in saving an animal’s life
Blood Donor/Services: Presented to an ordinary citizen who has helped save countless lives with blood donations
Education: Presented to an educator or layperson who used life-saving training to save the life of another in an educational setting
Fire Rescue: Presented to a firefighter, volunteer or paid, whose life-saving actions exemplify the very highest standards of their calling
Good Neighbor: Presented to an ordinary citizen or professional rescuer involved in rescuing a person from a life-threatening situation
Law Enforcement: Presented to a law enforcement officer whose life-saving actions exemplify the very highest standards of their calling
Lifeline: Presented to an individual or a 9-1-1 dispatcher or caller who utilized emergency communications to save the life of another
Medical: Presented to a medical professional, an organization, or an ordinary citizen whose life-saving action exemplifies the very highest standards of their calling
Military: Presented to a member of the Armed forces (active or retired, enlisted or officer) whose life-saving actions exemplify the very highest standards of their calling
Workplace Safety: Presented to a business owner, manager, or employee whose preparedness or life-saving actions exemplify the very highest standards of their calling
Youth Good Samaritan (20 & under): Presented to an ordinary citizen who used life-saving skills to save the life of another
Community Service Award: This can be an organization, an individual(s) based on their community service. This does not have to be a specific act and will likely be number of hours and work benefiting an organization
Nomination deadline is February 15, 2019
Nominees must live in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Wyoming, Orleans, or Genesee Counties
Nominees must be available for videotaped interviews
Nominees must be available to attend the Real Heroes Breakfast on Thursday, May 16th from 6:45 – 9:30 AM at the Park Country Club 4949 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221