American Red Cross – Northwest WI Chapter honors local heroes at March event

(EAU CLAIRE, Wisc., Feb. 26, 2020) – Our community is filled with every day heroes. This March, the Northwest Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross will once again honor a select group of the heroes among us.

The annual Heroes Breakfast will take place from 7:30-9 a.m., Wednesday, March 11 at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire.

Kyle WQOW Peter Hestekin Feb 2020

Military hero Peter Hestekin, center, poses with Kyle Kriegl, Northwest Wisconsin Chapter Executive, American Red Cross, after a recent interview with Katie Phernetton, anchor at WQOW, an event sponsor.

The annual event celebrates local people who were involved in selfless acts of courage and kindness during the past year. The award breakfast also serves as a fundraising event for programs and services provided by the Northwest Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross. (Click here to reserve your seat.)

Chosen across a handful of categories, honorees at the Heroes Breakfast represent those among us who reflect what is best in our communities. The 2020 Heroes are:

Josh Stendahl (Trempealeau County) – award: Adult Good Samaritan

Max Marsolek (Trempealeau County) – award: Youth Good Samaritan

Osseo Fire Department (Trempealeau County) – award: Community Heroes

Abby Droessler (Sawyer County) – award: From the Heart Hero

Barron County First Responders (Barron County) – award: Healthcare Heroes

Peter Hestekin (Eau Claire County) – award: Military Hero

Sharon Ammerman (St. Croix County) – award: Hero of a Lifetime

Sacred Heart Hospital is the premier sponsor of this very special event. Additional sponsors include Marshfield Clinic, WQOW TV-18, Bauer Built Inc., Royal Credit Union, Mayo Clinic Health Systems Eau Claire, Xcel Energy, Global Finishing Solutions, Westconsin Credit Union, Charter Bank, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, M3 Insurance, Black River Memorial Hospital, BMO Harris and TTM Technologies.

Click here to purchase tickets or call (715) 271-8395. Reservations are $46 and all proceeds go toward the Northwest Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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