A breakfast fundraiser aboard the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum netted more than $130,000, the San Diego chapter of the American Red Cross announced Thursday.
Nearly 500 people attended the 14th annual Real Heroes breakfast, which honored people who saved or improved lives, last Friday.
“Every year, we are amazed by the bravery and selflessness of our honorees,” said Bill Earley, chapter CEO. “They have all done extraordinary things — from saving lives to working tirelessly to create safer and stronger communities.”
Former City Councilman Jim Madaffer and his wife, Robin, were honored for saving a father of two by using CPR and an automated external defibrillator. San Diego firefighters Dallas Higgins and Joe Zakar were recognized for rescuing two children from a burning home, and Marine Joshua Cardona was honored for pulling a motorist from an overturned car on a freeway.
The Real Heroes event is one of the largest fundraising events for the local Red Cross. The proceeds benefit preparedness and local disaster relief programs.
—City News Service
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