The annual Heroes with Heart Dinner is a gala event attended by over 400 elected officials, police, sheriffs, fire chiefs, hospital executives, business leaders and volunteers. The event recognizes police, sheriffs, officers, firefighters and hospital personnel who went above the call of duty in 2011 to provide compassionate support to citizens in crisis. Recipients of the Heroes with Heart Award are unsung heroes who, at this event, are given the public recognition they deserve.
Sponsors of the Heroes with Heart Dinner are recognized at the dinner and throughout the year by the Trauma Intervention Programs of Orange County. Attendees have an opportunity to show their support of emergency responders in Orange County who protect the community on a day to day basis.