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Brad's Beat: American Red Cross Everyday Hero Lunch
By Brad Douglas
JOPLIN, MO.--- Some heroes don't wear capes, but they were honored in Joplin for their bravery. The 11th Annual American Red Cross Everyday Hero Lunch was held in Joplin earlier today. Six heroic people were nominated by their peers. Some of the bravery included a police officer who saved a choking a baby, a man who built dozens of ramps for the disabled and a woman who helped breast cancer survivors. The luncheon also raises money for the Red Cross to help people in disasters throughout the year.
"We don't want them to be overlooked. They're acts of kindness, hopefully, will motivate others to do acts of kindness and help neighbors," said Alvin Boan, American Red Cross.
The event was able to raise $20,000 for the Red Cross.