As a community leader in emergency preparedness, prevention and response, the American Red Cross honors individuals and organizations that have made a difference through acts of courage, compassion and leadership. The Red Cross asks you to nominate anyone with these attributes for the 11th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast. Heroes are selected based on the degree to which their actions uphold the values of the Red Cross, and leave a lasting and positive impact on the residents of San Diego and Imperial Counties. This year’s Real Heroes award recipients will be honored at the event on Friday, Sept. 27 aboard the USS Midway Museum. To learn how to nominate someone deserving of the award, visit Nominations must be made prior to July 15, 2013.