Our Mission

To recognize Southern Arizona's First Responders and thank them. To raise awareness and money for the Trauma Center at Banner Health University Medical Center - the only level 1 trauma center in Southern Arizona.

Heroes Day History

In 2008, a special day was created to honor fallen Tucson Police Officer Erik Hite and to thank our brave law enforcement members who serve our state and put their lives at risk everyday. Heroes Day has been expanded to recognize and thank all first responders in Southern Arizona. Groups recognized include Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, EMTs, Border Patrol, US Military, US Forest Service, etc. Heroes Day nominees have gone above and beyond on in a specific event.

Senator McCain On Heroes Day

This Event is a partnership between Banner Health - University Medical Center and Jack Furrier Tire & Auto Care who are committed to giving back to the community they serve. In addition to honoring the heroes at the awards ceremony, Jack Furrier Tire & Auto Care provides complimentary lunch on this special day for all uniformed first responders at participating locations. Please refer to participating locations on the home page.

About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, is nationally ranked as a Best Hospital by U.S. News and World
Report, and Banner – University Medical Center South, are part of Banner – University Medicine, a
premier academic medical network.

These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, with 28 hospitals in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. 

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Heroes Day Over The Years

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