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The 18th Annual Real Heroes Awards is a celebration honoring local heroes for courage, compassion and leadership!


Join us for an inspiring virtual event with our 2020 Real Heroes Honorees.


Each year, the American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties honors individuals for acts of great bravery, dedication and service to the community at our Real Heroes Awards event.

For the first time in 18 years, due to the current public health crisis, the Red Cross is unable to honor these extraordinary humanitarians at our annual in-person event. Instead, we're excited to celebrate the 2020 class of heroes in our first-ever virtual Real Heroes Awards!

This year, heroes will be honored in the following categories:

Animal Welfare
Community Partner
Fire & Rescue
Good Samaritan
Gift of Life 
Law Enforcement 
Youth Good Samaritan


Date: Friday, September 25, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PST

Location: Virtual Event


Come back to this page on Friday to view live!

Learn more about the 2020 Real Heroes Honorees.



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Monica Dean Event Emcee
Monica Dean is an Emmy award-winning anchor/reporter for NBC7 San Diego. Monica anchors NBC 7's weekday newscasts at 4 & 5 and delivers NBC7's "Inspiring San Diego" news reports. 


Sean Mahoney

Sean Mahoney  Keynote Speaker
Sean Mahoney is the Regional Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross Southern California Region, serving San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial Counties. Sean joined the Red Cross in December 2017 and furthers the organization's mission in the community by leading the region's disaster preparedness initiatives, emergency relief efforts, service to the armed forces and more.




Thank you to our incredible sponsors for standing with us during this critical time. 

The Red Cross is grateful that our sponsors have contributed over $100,000 in monetary donations towards Red Cross mission delivery on behalf of the Real Heroes Awards.

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3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego, CA 92123

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