Deadline for nominations is Aug. 31

Do you know an individual, group, or organization who has performed heroic acts to help others in need or made a meaningful impact in the community this year? 

The American Red Cross of Central and Northern New York is accepting nominations for this year’s Real Heroes Celebration being held on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at noon at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.   

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Aug. 31. 

Proceeds from the Real Heroes event – which has been a tradition since 1999 – support emergency services, preparedness and education programs, and the health and safety programs provided by your local Red Cross.  

The Central and Northern New York Chapter serves communities in Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties. 

For more information, or to nominate a hero, visit