Annual event to take place in Hartford on March 3, 2018
One more hurricane. This time, a hurricane of hope, and a hurricane of heroes. The American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region presents the 13th Annual Red Cross Heroes Ball on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. This year’s event will honor the brave, selfless, and strong humanitarians who supported the Red Cross during the 2017 hurricanes.
The 2017 hurricane season was among the top 10 all-time most active seasons on record. Hurricanes Maria, Harvey, and Irma left millions without food and shelter, displaced from their homes, separated from their families, and in the most devastating of cases, lost their lives. In the face of this great devastation, the Red Cross has been there. Like a hurricane, humanitarians from all over rushed to the affected areas, heading straight into the storm to provide care, shelter, and hope to those affected.
“We are excited to host this year’s ball to honor individuals, companies, and foundations that worked with the Red Cross to provide relief to those affected by hurricanes this year,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “Each year, we celebrate the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross. This year, we are proud to recognize the heroes who provided hope to those who lost everything during the devastating hurricane season.”.
The Red Cross Ball will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 6 – 11 p.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The Ball will feature an evening full of fun and inspiration featuring a live and silent auction and live band. Mohegan Sun is a proud sponsor of this year’s Red Cross Ball.
Sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 Red Cross Ball are now available. For more information, please contact Libby Richardson at Libby.Richardson@redcross.org or 860-678-4310.
Ticket sales begin Monday, December 4, 2017. Tickets can be purchased at www.redcross.org/RedCrossBall.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/ct or visit us on Twitter at @CTRedCross.