It's been exactly a month since I had the honor to participate in the "Tri-V Heros Ceremony", and I wanted to take the time to tell you about the Heroes I was honored enough to meet, and show you some "Behind The Scenes" Photos :)
The Tri-V Heroes 2012 "Lifetime Achievement" award went to Robert "Bob" Tucknott, a well-known Rotarian who has served as a community leader and past captain of the Alameda County Sheriff's Air Squadron helping support law enforcement. He also is a pilot with Angel Flight, which arranges free air transportation via private aircraft for those in medical and financial need so they can travel to access healthcare.
Others honored at the Tuesday night ceremony, by category, were:
* Arts and Culture: Jeff Seaberg, -- Actor, director and children's theater teacher
* Community Spirit: Chris Miller, -- Pleasanton Military Families founder and veterans' advocate.
* Courage: Sandra J. Wing, -- Cancer survivor and founder of Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation, which offers support to Tri-V cancer residents.
* Environmental Stewardship: Sustainable Area -- Encourages sustainable programs that support a healthy quality of life and a strong local economy.
* Innovation: San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District -- Conceived of and piloted the PulsePoint cell phone application, which alerts CPR-trained residents when a person is suffering from sudden cardiac arrest nearby.
* Role Model: Cassandra Bankson, -- Severely bullied as a child because of her extreme cystic acne, and now a professional model, Bankson is helping others who suffer from acne to look their best.
* Rising Star: Claire Williams, -- Created the Read-to-a-Teen program, in which teen volunteers help young students become more confident in their reading ability and build comprehension skills.
|Cassandra Bankson's Outfit Of The Night - Purple Lace Dress & Gold Accessories!|
|Tri-V Heroes Awards, 2012. It was an absolute pleasure to be amongst such greatness! Bob Tucknott, Jeff Seaberg, Chris Miller, Sandra J Wing, PulsePoint App Creators From The SRV Fire District, Cassandra Bankson, Claire Williams.|
|California Legislature Award Cassandra Bankson|
|California Legislature Assembly Certificate Of Recognition Cassandra Bankson|
|Cassandra Bankson / DiamondsAndHeels14 Outfit Of The Day/Night! Purple Adrainna Papell Purple Lace Dress, Prada Napa Black Clutch, JewelMint Jewelry, Grandma's Vintage Cocktail Ring, and Jimmy Choo Gold Sandals|
|Tri Valley Heroes Awards 2012 Night, Nominees & Finalists|
|Cassandra Bankson 2012 Hero Award, California State Legislature, Joan Beuchanan|
|Heroes Role Model Award Trophy|
It was an absolute pleasure to meet and converse with these amazing individuals- each has a story that is completely selfless, which has positively impacted the world in more ways than one! From saving lives, to teaching children, it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of such an amazing event- and I wanted to thank YOU for not only the nominations, but going through this entire journey with me.
If it weren't for you, and our amazing YouTube family, I wouldn't be a fraction of the girl I am today! Thank you for all of your amazing love and support!!!