Evening of Heroes

Red Cross - Wisconsin - Badger Heroes Breakfast

American Red Cross Heroes are ordinary people whose actions embody the values of the Red Cross, and demonstrate the potential that is in all of us. Whether they’re stepping up during a medical emergency to provide assistance, or helping others through a lifetime of volunteerism, Heroes reflect what is best about our community.

Help us honor these everyday heroes in our community by nominating a hero for recognition in 2018. Nominations will be accepted through October 31, 2017. Click the button on the left side of this page to nominate your hero.

For more information about sponsorship of this event, contact Rachel Reichhoff at rachel.reichhoff@redcross.org or (608) 844-3099.

Award Categories:

  • Adult Good Samaritan: helped another person in critical need utilizing skills aligned with those taught in American Red Cross training program
  • Youth Good Samaritan (age 18 or younger): demonstrated courage, initiative and/or compassion in the spirit of the American Red Cross in service to another individual or the community
  • Community Hero: assisted their community or individuals through volunteering and Good Samaritan efforts
  • From the Heart Hero: donated blood on a regular consistent basis or supported blood donation through volunteering at area blood drives
  • Lifetime Hero: lived a life of dedication to others, incorporating the values of the American Red Cross and making a profound difference in his or her community
  • Military Hero: presented to a member of the armed forces (active or retired, commissioned or non-commissioned) whose lifesaving action went above and beyond the call of duty—this award may be awarded posthumously. The award may also be presented to someone who has supported military members, veterans, and their families.
  • Emergency Response Hero: presented to a professional or volunteer serving as a law enforcement official, firefighter, first responder or in the medical or healthcare field. The nominee exhibited heroism in his or her response to an emergency, on or off-duty through acts of courage and unselfishness in response to an identified need.
  • Corporate Hero: a business or organization that has contributed significantly to the American Red Cross and/or made a significant impact to our community.


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