Heroes Awards & Centennial Celebration

  • Minnesota Red Cross Heroes

Friday, May 19, 2017

We are honoring community heroes for their extraordinary acts of courage and kindness.

May 19, 2017

Heroes Awards and Centennial Celebration

U.S. Bank Stadium

401 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415

The Heroes Awards was established in an effort to raise public awareness of local heroes and volunteers who carry out the mission of the American Red Cross in local communities. Since 2008, the American Red Cross of Minnesota has celebrated extraordinary individuals who have exemplified the values and mission of the Red Cross.

Heroes awards are in these categories:

  • Community Hero - built safe and strong communities for all
  • First Responder Hero - acted above and beyond to help others
  • Give Life Hero - supported people in need of blood and blood products
  • Good Samaritan Hero - helped another during an emergency
  • Military Hero - supported armed forces including active duty and veterans
  • Youth Good Samaritan Hero (under 18) - helped another during an emergency
  • The 2017 American Red Cross Minnesota Region Heroes:

  • Community Hero - Mohamed Ahmed of Burnsville
  • First Responder Hero - Julia Weegman of Stillwater
  • Give Life Hero - Gordy Kircher of Saint Paul
  • Good Samaritan Hero - Mikael Tekeste of Saint Paul
  • Military Hero - Dave Winkler of Newport
  • Youth Good Samaritan Hero (under 18) - Beau Foix & John Marcella of Virginia
  • Join us on May 19 for an evening of inspiration as we honor local heroes and celebrate the American Red Cross Minnesota Region Centennial.

    For event information, please contact Jacqueline Michaud, Special Events Officer at (612) 872-3241 or email at Jacqueline.Michaud@redcross.org

    Read about the 2016 honorees!

    Presenting Sponsor

    Minnesota Heroes Sponsors - Land O'Lakes, Inc.

    Matching Gift Sponsor

    Minnesota Heroes Sponsors - General Mills

    Hero Award Sponsors

    Anime Twin Cities
    CenterPoint Energy
    Medica Foundation
    Smiths Medical
    St. Jude Medical Foundation
    United Health Group

    Gala Sponsor

    Allina Health

    VIP Reception Sponsor


    Vignette Sponsor

    Patterson Companies

    Centennial Next Century Sponsors

    Land O'Lakes, Inc.
    Medtronic Foundation
    St. Jude Medical Foundation
    Minnesota Heroes Sponsors
    US Bank

    Red Cross Champion Sponsor

    General Mills

    Red Cross Life Saver Sponsors

    Ames Construction