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Red Cross Seeks "Real Heroes" Nominations

Posted Monday, July 18, 2016 in Happenings

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kimmy Venter
Director of Communications
American Red Cross
Eastern New York Region
Phone: (518) 410-0481


Red Cross Seeks “Real Heroes” Nominations
Local lifesavers and other community heroes will be honored on November 2


Albany, N.Y. (July 18, 2016) — The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York is seeking nominations of individuals and/or groups to be honored at its Real Heroes Breakfast this fall. Specifically, the Red Cross wants to know about ordinary people in the greater Capital Region who have performed extraordinary acts of service and bravery in the last year.  

“We know that lives are changed – and sometimes actually saved – by people who have the courage to act in the face of emergencies,” said Gary Striar, CEO, American Red Cross of Northeastern New York. “That’s what we aim to do every day at the Red Cross, and it’s the reason we make a point of honoring those people at our Real Heroes Breakfast.”

The Red Cross’ Real Heroes are selected based on nominations from the community. Heroes may be nominated in six categories: Adult Good Samaritan, Youth Good Samaritan, Blood Donor Hero, Emergency Relief Hero, Lifesaving Hero and Military Hero.

To submit a nomination, visit and click on the “Nominate Your Hero” link. Additional award descriptions and criteria can be found on the nomination form. All nominations must be received by August 31, 2016.

The Real Heroes Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY. Proceeds will support the lifesaving programs and services of the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York. For additional information, including sponsorship opportunities, please visit or call (518) 694-5110. 


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



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