Each year, the American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties has two events, the Acts of Courage in Summit County and the Real Heroes Awards in Portage County, to honor local individuals who have performed courageous acts to save a life. The Red Cross is seeking nominations for the 2013 calendar year for local heroes.
To submit a nomination, visit www.redcross.org/oh/akron and click on the "Local Programs" link. Nominations can be accepted online or through the use of a mail-in/fax-in nomination form that can be downloaded from the website or obtained from the Red Cross offices at 501 West Market St. in Akron.
The hero event may have happened anywhere, but must have occurred in 2013. Nominees must reside or be employed in Summit or Portage County. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 31. All nominations will be reviewed by a judge's panel, and heroes will be selected in January. The selected 2013 heroes will be honored during a special reception in spring 2014.
For more information, contact the American Red Cross at 330-535-2224.