American Red Cross honors Connecticut heroes Friday

Mario Bruno, CEO of the American Red Cross of Connecticut and Rhode Island (WTNH)

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hundreds of heroes have gathered in Stamford Friday morning for the annual American Red Cross heroes breakfast.

The event recognizes men, women, and children who have shown kindness and courage to help others. These are regular people who are doing extraordinary things for communities across Connecticut.

Roughly 300 businesses, family members, and friends will be in attendance for the event to support this year’s honorees. News 8’s Laura Hutchinson is serving as Master of Ceremonies for the event.

Mario Bruno, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross for Connecticut and Rhode Island, spoke with News 8 about how the Red Cross goes about choosing people to win this honor.

“It’s been a really tough process. We had about 75 nominations, and at the end of the day all of these are selfless acts for the community. These people are out there saving lives. They are people who are just amazing. They exemplify the mission of the Red Cross; which is to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.”

News 8 is proud to be partners with the American Red Cross, and we’ll update this story with a recap, photos, and video later today.

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