Honoring Heroes with the American Red Cross

Red Cross Advocate BadgeI’ve been invited to help the American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region tell the story of the upcoming Heroes Breakfast.

I’m incredibly honored and am surrounded by a powerhouse group of fellow advocates in the local area.

So Impressed

I attended a short meet & greet session last week to learn more about the Red Cross and the heroes being honored. I toured the local Red Cross facility and learned about the services offered and the philosophies behind them.

By the end of the evening, I was positively blown away by everything I heard and saw, and so impressed by what the Red Cross does. I’ll talk more about all of that stuff in the near future, in a different post, because I think everyone needs to know (and help). This post, however, is all about shining light on a handful of incredible people.

Regional Heroes & Remarkable Stories

Their stories range from instant reactions and courage beyond reason to long-term visions and projects that require determination few can sustain.

I encourage you to read their stories on the American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region blog post.

Sponsors

You’ll also see the companies who sponsor each of these awards, and they also deserve a lot of recognition for supporting these great honorees. The sponsors include the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the Medica Foundation, UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans, CenterPoint Energy, St. Jude Medical Foundation, and the American Red Cross North Central Blood Services Region.

You’re Invited

The 2014 Heroes Breakfast is happening on Thursday, June 5th from 7:00 am – 9:00 am at the Hilton Minneapolis. If you’d like to join us you can find more information and buy tickets here.

The Connection

There are some diabetes-related connections through the Red Cross and their services, and I’ll be talking more about those soon. But I won’t be doing any of that until these heroes have had their moment.

They deserve that, and much more.

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. Patient Success Manager, USA for mySugr (All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the position of my employer).

Diagnosed in April of 1980, I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. Read more…