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Join us Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 7:45 a.m. for the annual American Red Cross of Wisconsin Northwest Heroes Breakfast. The event honors members of our community who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage and kindness.

The Heroes Breakfast was established in an effort to raise public awareness for local heroes and volunteers who carry out the mission of the Red Cross every day. For over 18 years, more than 150 local heroes have been recognized and we are thrilled to add to that number. 

Do you know an “ordinary” person with extraordinary courage? Someone who has saved a life, helped a neighbor in need or made a difference in their community? If so, the Red Cross of Northwest Wisconsin needs your help! If you know a local hero, the local Red Cross asks you to nominate them to be recognized at the Northwest Wisconsin Heroes Breakfast. 

Nominees may come from any of the Red Cross Northwest Wisconsin Chapter’s 17 counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pierce, Pepin, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor and Washburn.  

We are accepting nominations for the following categories:

Adult Good Samaritan Hero - The eligible nominee(s) is 18 years or older and has performed an act of heroism involving an unusual, significant or unexpected incident requiring a courageous or unselfish reaction in a crisis or to address a critical need.

Youth Good Samaritan Hero -The eligible nominee(s) is 17 years or younger and has performed an act of heroism involving an unusual, significant or unexpected incident requiring a courageous or unselfish reaction in a crisis or to address a critical need.

Community Hero - The nominee has displayed leadership and commitment to community by making a positive, noticeable and significant impact through their efforts. The nominee may have identified a community need and created a program or service to help others or took action to address the identified needs.

From the Heart Hero - The nominee can be an individual(s) or organization that is involved in activity that creates awareness of the importance of blood donation in the community, helps to ensure a sufficient and safe blood supply is available to those in need, and/or acts as an activist, advocate or leader for the blood community at large.

Military Hero - The nominee(s) is a U.S. service member (active, reserve, and guard), veteran, or military supporter. The eligible nominee(s) could have been on- or off-duty at the time of the heroic event. The situation does not have to be associated with the use of skills directly related to their profession. The nominee either exhibited heroism in their response to a critical or emergency situation or the nominee is involved in an ongoing commitment to the community through an act/s of kindness, courage, or unselfishness in response to an identified need.

Healthcare Hero - The nominee(s) is in the healthcare industry. The nominee could have been on or off-duty at the time of the incident. The situation does not have to be associated with the use of skills directly related to their profession. The nominee either exhibited heroism in their response to a critical or emergency situation or the nominee is involved in an ongoing commitment to the community or their profession through an act/s of kindness, courage, or unselfishness in response to an identified need.

Lifetime Hero – The nominee has displayed a lifetime commitment in leadership and commitment to the community by making a positive, noticeable and significant impact through their efforts while fulfilling the American Red Cross mission.

Nominating a hero is free and can be done quickly and easily. Click Nominate a Hero to submit a nomination.

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Red Cross of Wisconsin Northwest Heroes Breakfast

Thursday, March 9, 2023

7:45 to 9:15 a.m

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The Florian Gardens
2340 Lorch Avenue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701
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