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Falck will match donations dollar for dollar up to $7,500, in support of Disaster Relief.

Coping with relentless disasters amid the pandemic, families spent more nights in emergency lodging last year than any other over the past decade.

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The 19th Annual Virtual Real Heroes Awards is a celebration honoring local heroes for courage, compassion and leadership!


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.


Friday, October 1, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Virtual Event

Heroes will be honored in the following categories:

Spirit of Hope Award: Father Joe Carroll

Animal Welfare Hero: Ricochet
Corporate Hero: Wawanesa Insurance
Disaster Services Hero: Terri Sorensen
First Responder Heroes: Sgt. Kris Holm and Sgt. Brent Lowry
Gift of Life Hero: Pechanga Arena San Diego
Good Samaritan Hero: Nicholas Bohr
Service to the Armed Forces Hero: ABH1 Kenneth Hutton
Youth Hero: Nevaeh Henrich



Come back to this page on Friday to view live! 


Event Speakers

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.

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Sean Mahoney

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 2021 Event Sponsors! 

Andy Fichthorn

Teresa and Byron Pollitt

The Sulpizio Family


Neighborhood Sponsors

Jaymie Bradford

Stan Hartman

Moss Adams

Point Loma Nazarene University 

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Steve Stuckey

Sudberry Properties

Wells Fargo

Charlene Zettel

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