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11th annual “Real Heroes Luncheon” a community-wide celebration

By Miriam Hodgman

redcrosslogo250REAL HEROES LUNCHEON NEWS RELEASE – The American Red Cross of Northern Nevada  has announced  that tickets for the 11th Annual Real Heroes Luncheon are now available for purchase. The Real Heroes event is scheduled Wednesday, March 26, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“We are inviting everyone to join us to congratulate the 26 individuals and organizations from Northern Nevada who were nominated as one of the Real Heroes from 2013. We are so proud and honored to live among so many responsible, caring, and generous individuals and groups,” said Clara Andriola, CEO of the American Red Cross Northern Nevada Chapter.

Washoe, Douglas, Churchill, Lyon, Storey, Mineral, and Nye communities submitted nominations for several different categories including Adult Good Samaritan, Youth Good Samaritan, Animal, Education, Law Enforcement, Firefighter, Medical, Military, Community Impact, and Community Service. After reviewing all the nominations, finalists were selected by a committee of local city and county representatives. Finalists from each category will be announced at the luncheon.

The luncheon is sponsored by the Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross, Nevada State Bank, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Reno Gazette-Journal, Renown Health, and KTVN Channel 2 News.

Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased by visiting the American Red Cross Northern Nevada Chapter website at redcross.org/northernnevada click on News and Events. Tickets are also available by calling the corporate office at 775-856-1000.

The American Red Cross Northern Nevada Chapter area covers 87,000 square miles with a population of more than 761,195 people. Our chapter territory is from Tonopah north, with the main chapter in Reno and branch offices in Elko, Incline Village and Winnemucca.