Colorado experienced an unprecedented year of tragedies and challenges in 2012. Out of these incidents, heroes emerged and we learned that, together, we can triumph over tragedy. During the American Red Cross Breakfast of Champions on Friday, March 8, the Red Cross Mile High Chapter will celebrate this spirit of Colorado overcoming and will honor Colorado heroes who have saved lives, worked tirelessly to help others, and contributed to the healing and recovery of their fellow residents.
The event will honor individuals and organizations who touched lives during the largest disasters of 2012 as well as everyday heroes who made a difference, including:
- A pair of fashion consultants who organized a dignified, fun, personal way for women displaced by the Waldo Canyon Fire to replace clothing lost to the flames;
- A brother and sister duo who saved their own father’s life on Thanksgiving Day;
- A couple who volunteered with the Red Cross to serve their neighbors, even as their own home was threatened by the High Park Fire;
- A group of ER doctors who saved the lives of 23 people the night of the Aurora shooting;
- An off-duty Airforce Airman who leapt into action, set up a triage and helped save the lives of nearly a dozen people injured in a rollover accident on I-70;
- …And more!
The Breakfast of Champions, sponsored by DCP Midstream, is the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter’s largest fundraiser of the year; all proceeds support local Red Cross services, including disaster response, community preparedness, support for local military and their families, and lifesaving skills training and resources.
American Red Cross Breakfast of Champions
Friday, March 8, 2013
7:30- 9 a.m.
Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street, Denver, CO
For more information, visit www.RedCross.org/Colorado or call (303) 607-4791. Tickets for the Breakfast are available for purchase until March 1.