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Red Cross announces nominees for Real Heroes 2013 awards breakfast



redcross-300x105-2646802-2081184The Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross is proud to announce its nominees for the 2013 Real Heroes Breakfast, presented by Nevada State Bank, to be held on March 28 at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Nominations for Real Heroes are received by the Red Cross from people throughout the region in ten different categories for their extraordinary courage and selflessness. From all walks of life, these outstanding individuals are proof that one person can make a significant and positive impact on the well being of others. The following people have been nominated and will be honored:

Michael Bird; Tiffany Day; Jose Gonzalez; Squaw Dogs and the Alpine Patrol Dogs; Susan Cesarini; Daryl Drake; Chad Richards; Rosa Meyers; Tami Lopez; Coal Canyon Correctional Facility; Washoe County Dispatch; Estrella Auyeung; REMSA Medical Crew: Matt Dixon, Steve Schroder, Sara Dixon; Marcale Miller, RN; Danielle Litoff; Aly Rogers, RN; Briana Kengott, RN; Chris Hansen, RN; Amy Brown; Maria Rico; Corey Avery; Diana Brown; Kim Boaganes; RN, Susan Salchli; Lt. Col. JoAnn Meacham; Trauma Intervention Program of Northern Nevada; NV Energy Response to Washoe Drive Fire; Robert Lissner; Jon Yuspa; and Robert Larkin.

Sponsored by Nevada State Bank, Reno Gazette Journal, NV Energy, Renown and the Atlantis, the Real Heroes breakfast will be emcee’ d by Kristen Remington and Wendy Damonte of KTVN Channel 2.

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 the Reno Area over 300 hundred dedicated volunteers 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.

Please join us as we honor local “everyday heroes” who reflect the mission of the American Red Cross by making our community a safer and better place to live and work. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available for this awe-inspiring event.

All proceeds from the Real Heroes celebration will remain in the area to ensure your local Red Cross is able to provide emergency assistance to local families affected by disasters, assist members of the Armed Forces and their families and teach the community emergency preparedness and lifesaving skills.

For more information about tickets or sponsorships, please call (775) 856-1000 or stop by your local American Red Cross office at 1190 Corporate Blvd., Reno.

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