Honor the 2020 Red Cross “Extraordinary Heroes” and Double Your Impact

Change lives with a donation in honor of a 2020 Chicago Red Cross Hero, and your gift will be matched!

Matching Grant Red Cross Heroes
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The Covid-19 pandemic sadly forced the Chicago Red Cross to cancel its 18th annual Heroes Breakfast fundraiser, at which 14 heroes were to be honored. But, hopefully, by releasing their stories online instead, they will ultimately have even greater impact — for our heroes, the Red Cross and the world.

We also hope it will inspire you to donate to the Red Cross where your impactful gift will be doubled and will support the Red Cross on behalf of a hero at redcross.org/ChicagoHero. Thank you to our generous matching donors who made this possible, the Edwardson Family Foundation and Nick and Susan Noyes.

The American Red Cross’ humanitarian mission is more critical than ever during this unprecedented pandemic. The Red Cross is working hard to ensure we can:

  • Maintain a sufficient supply of blood to help patients in need and prevent any shortages.
  • Provide critical relief services to people affected by disasters big and small.

Everyday heroes need celebrating more than ever. Make a gift now and your impact will be doubled.


Learn more about the 2020 ‘Everyday Extraordinary’ 2020 Class of Heroes

We are honored to be a Signature Sponsor of the Heroes Breakfast and to launch the social network campaign for all 11 hero videos in collaboration with the Red Cross, event sponsors including Edwardson Family Foundation, Kirkland & Ellis, CSX, KPMG, and Walgreens, and CBS Chicago. Heroes will be added as they are announced each Tuesday and Thursday on our Instagram page!

Robert King, Good Samaritan Hero

Good Samaritan Hero Red Cross
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Rosie Quinn, Youth Hero

Rosie Red Cross Hero
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Detective Phil Hemmeler, Law Enforcement Hero

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Lauren Trylovich, Emergency Medical Assistance Hero

Red Cross Emergency Hero Lauren Trylovich
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Rochelle Crump, Military Hero

Red Cross Heroes Military Hero
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Lt. Chmelar and FF/PMD Tinsley, Firefighter Heroes

Red Cross 2020 Heroes Firefighters
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Dr. Kaleem Malik, Disaster Services Hero

Dr. Malik Red Cross Disaster Services Hero
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Ivan Escobar, Nurse Hero

Red Cross Nurse Hero 2020
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Fritzie Fritzshall, Global Citizenship Hero

Fritzie Red Cross Hero
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Patty Gonzalez, Maricela Wesby & Georgina Adan, Blood Services Heroes

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Jahmal Cole, Community Impact Hero

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