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February 02, 2018
Red Cross to Celebrate Local Heroes
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Friday, January 19, 2018 The American Red Cross of Central and Shenandoah Virginia proudly announces the Second Annual Celebration of Heroes breakfast on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville. Remarkable individuals and/or groups who have saved a life, performed an act of courage, or who unselfishly served and gave inspirational leadership to our community will be selected for a Hero Award from nominations from the community.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for local individuals and businesses to partner with your American Red Cross as we honor ordinary citizens for their extraordinary acts of kindness, courage, humanitarian spirit, leadership, or life-saving action within the previous 18 months,” said Bill Brent, Executive Director. Because heroes come in many shapes and sizes, Hero Awards will be presented in eleven categories: Animal Rescue Hero (a service animal or pet), Disaster Services Hero (an individual in any area of disaster services), Emergency Medical Assistance Hero (a paramedic or EMS representative), Education Hero (an individual who saved the life of another in an educational setting), Firefighter Hero (while on or off duty), Good Samaritan Hero (an individual or group who gave aid to another in distress under no duty to do so), Law Enforcement Hero (police officer or related law enforcement official), Military Hero (active or retired or a military supporter), Nurse Hero (nurse or nursing student), Youth Hero (age 17 or under at the time of the heroic act or community involvement). Multiple nominations in one or more categories and creative nominations are encouraged.
Please give special consideration to nominating a community member for the Christopher E. Lee Humanitarian Spirit Hero Award, our signature Celebration of Heroes award, presented to a community member who exemplifies the humanitarian spirit and servant leadership modeled by the late Christopher E. Lee.
The nomination form and specific details of each award category are online at
Individuals and businesses are invited to join us at the award event. Sponsorships are also available. Ticketing and sponsorship information are on the website.
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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Bill Brent, Executive director
(434) 979-7143