On April 21st, The American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois hosted their 13th annual Heroes Breakfast, recognizing and honoring people and organizations who have made a difference in someone's life. ONP was humbled to be nominated and then selected to receive this year's Community Impact Award, presented by Northern Trust. The Award is presented to an individual(s) who displays leadership and commitment to his or her community by making a positive, noticeable and significant impact in society.
We accepted this award on behalf of YOU... our volunteers, supporters, and sponsors who have made this organization what it has become, and hopes to be in the future. No one deserves special recognition in this organization, because as we all know... we're all in this together!!! We want to thank all those people and organizations who make the Red Cross Heroes Breakfast possible each year, including Francesca Edwardson, CEO of the American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois, this year's Co-Chairs Judy McCormack and Jill Schaaf and Honorary Chairman of the Breakfast Committee, Mr. Greg Brown of Motorola Solutions. Their hard work and commitment was evident to the over 900 in attendance. This event is the Red Cross' largest annual fundraiser and was able to raise in excess of $1,000,000.00 to help those who have been afflicted by fires, floods, and most recently the tornadoes in northern Illinois. Thanks to the Red Cross for all they do for people in need.