Thank you for making the Long Island Heroes Celebration a success! 


Because of your generosity, we have raised more than $300,000 to support our programs and services throughout the Long Island Chapter. Thank you to everyone that supported and attended!


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Congratulations to Our 2023 Honorees

Corporate Leadership Award

First Quality Enterprises, LLC and its affiliates, a manufacturer of household paper, adult care, feminine care, and baby care products, has been a committed American Red Cross supporter since 2012, contributing to unprecedented disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Harvey. They continue to be steadfast partners of the Red Cross, most recently supporting communities impacted by Hurricane Ida in 2021 and Hurricane Ian in 2022.


Humanitarian Award
Barbara and Robbie Donno

The Humanitarian Award is given to those who have demonstrated enduring support to causes that lift up the quality of human life and alleviate suffering for those in need. The honorees are individuals whose efforts support the values of the Red Cross and inspire others to do the same. Through a long history of acts of personal and financial generosity and sacrifice the awardees have made a meaningful difference in the lives of others.


Good Samaritan Hero
Kevin Rivera

Kevin Rivera, a former Amazon delivery driver, bravely rescued a family of six and their two pets from a house fire while on his delivery route in Syosset, NY last September. Kevin saw that one of the houses he often delivered to was on fire and called 911 before rushing inside to help. Despite a language barrier, Kevin managed to communicate with the family and led them to safety.


Thank You to Our Emcee
Elisa DiStefano, Newsday On-Camera Senior Lifestyle Host

With almost two decades of experience in live and breaking news, Elisa DiStefano is an award-winning entertainment reporter, host, content creator and entrepreneur. Covering everything from A-List movie premieres to summer in the Hamptons, Elisa has interviewed some of entertainment's best talent.



Thank You to Our Table Hosts

Laura and John Curran
Barbara and Robbie Donno
Gramercy Surgery Center
Andrea Kantor and Mindy Alpert
Greg Lavine
Joe Link
Alexis and Louis Morledge
Kate Polley
Rivkin Radler
Alex and Brian Whelehan


As of October 26, 2023

Heroes Celebration Committee

Co-Chairs: Laura Curran | Alexis Morledge | Erin King Sweeney

Anthony Acampora | Elaine Biller | Craig Burdett | Elisa DiStefano | Rita DiStefano | Ali Jabbour | Andrea Kantor | Greg Lavine | Mirna Eusebio Lithgow | Alissa Marti | Lee Mueller | Julia Pecora | Kate Polley | Jim Quent | Rebecca Sinclair | Linda Sun | Stacey Sweet | Matt Thompson | Nina Waechter | Alex Whelehan

$300,000 Goal


Total Raised

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