Nominate a Hero Today - Brave Hearts Heroes Awards
Brave Hearts Heroes Nomination
Nominate Your Hero Today!
Brave Hearts: Heroes Among Us recognizes and celebrates the lifesaving achievements of everyday heroes; those who have prevented life-threatening situations from occurring, come to the aid of another or contributed to the safety, security & resiliency of our community. If you know of someone who qualifies in one of the categories described below, and meets the award requirements, please submit an award nomination.
The specific heroic act must have occurred in the past year, from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. Nominations are collected year-round, but completed nominations for the 2023 Brave Hearts event must be submitted by Tuesday, February 15, 2023.
Kohl's Innovation Center
W165N5830 Ridgewood Dr.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
The gala serves as a fundraiser for humanitarian relief programs and more provided by the Southeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross, which serves Dodge, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties.
Award Categories and Nomination Criteria
Adult Good Samaritan Hero: helped another person in critical need utilizing skills aligned with those taught in American Red Cross training program
Community Safety Security and Resiliency Hero: has undergone efforts to make the community he/she lives in a more stable and resilient place through preparedness activities, community building efforts, or others.
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 that goes above and beyond the call of duty.
From the Heart Hero: donated blood on a regular consistent basis or supported blood donation through volunteering at area blood drives
Hero of the Year: 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 or also to someone who has supported military members
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
2022 Brave Hearts Heroes
Hero of the Year: Frank Nee
Adult Good Samaritan Hero: Sophie LaRose
Community Safety, Security, and Resiliency Heroes: Molly & Dustin Kesner
Emergency Response Heroes: Milwaukee F.D. Station 24 & Rescue 2