Red Cross seeking hero nominations for 8th annual Heroes Breakfast
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[January 24, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois
Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking hero nominations
from the public for the eighth annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast fundraiser
on April 19 at the Crowne Plaza. Presented by the Bank of Springfield, this
inspiring event honors a group of everyday local heroes for performing an
extraordinary act or giving a lifetime of service to the community.
Proceeds benefit local disaster relief
by the Red Cross.
The Red Cross is seeking
nominations for nine hero categories that will be honored at this
sponsored by St. John's Children's Hospital: A person under 18
who has acted in a heroic fashion during a time of crisis or
committed themselves to better their community/the people in it.
sponsored by Horace Mann: A K-12 or college teacher who has made
an extraordinary difference in the life of a child or group of
sponsored by Hanson Professional Services: A local member of the
U.S. armed forces who has shown dedication to serving our
country or made the ultimate sacrifice in defending it.
Public safety hero,
sponsored by the American Red Cross: A person in an emergency
service field, such as police, fire department or EMT, who has
gone above and beyond the call of duty to save or protect
sponsored by Concordia Village: A person over the age of 62 who
has acted in a heroic fashion during a time of crisis or
committed themselves to better their community or the people in
sponsored by Greene Dodge: Someone who has shown heroism in some
unexpected or unusual way during a time of crisis in their
community or has shown sacrificial commitment to meeting the
needs and challenges of their community.
Workplace hero, sponsored by Express Employment
Professionals: Someone who has acted in a heroic fashion during
a time of crisis in their workplace or has shown strong
commitment to helping others within or through their place of
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sponsored by Springfield Clinic: A member of the medical or
health care profession who has displayed extraordinary and
sacrificial commitment to saving or improving lives or treating
Health care hero
sponsored by Bunn: A person in a paid public service field, such
as government, nonprofit or social services, who has gone above
and beyond to help or protect someone or worked toward
positively affecting their community.
Nominees must either live or work
in Sangamon, Christian, Logan, Menard, Macoupin, Montgomery,
Sangamon or Shelby County. Local heroic acts must have taken place
within the last 18 months to be eligible, unless the nomination is
for a lifetime of service. An individual or group of individuals may
be nominated and can be entered into multiple hero categories.
People in the community can fill
out and submit the online hero
nomination form by visiting
Nominations are due by Feb. 22.