Join the American Red Cross for the 2021 Brave Hearts Gala as we celebrate the life-saving achievements of everyday heroes in our community! The Red Cross hosts this annual event to recognize individuals who have prevented life-threatening situations from occurring, come to the aid of another, or contributed to the safety of our community through a single act or ongoing activity. This event is also crucial to ensuring that the Red Cross can continue our lifesaving mission. Help us provide hope and join us for the 2021 Brave Hearts Gala!
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The online award gala also includes a silent auction that launches May 10. Special prizes will only be available for bidding during the gala on May 13, including a Watt Brothers Football Set, containing an autographed football from J.J., T.J. and Derek Watt, donated generously by American Family Insurance.
The 2021 Brave Hearts gala will take place virtually, from 6-7 p.m.
The gala and silent auction serve 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.
2021 Brave Hearts Heroes
Hero of the Year: Addilyn Holland
Adult Good Samaritan Heroes: Kasten Marine Barge Crew - Nolan Kasten, Will Kasten, Carson Stingle, and Dan Studer
Community Safety, Security, and Resiliency Hero: Caitlin Cullen
Emergency Response Hero: Christina Porter
From the Heart Hero: Charlene Jensen
Military Hero: Dennis Marifke
Youth Hero: Jack Adams
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.
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 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
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