Heroes among us: American Red Cross – Northwest WI Chapter honors local heroes at March 2021 virtual event

EAU CLAIRE, Wis., February 11, 2021 – Our community is filled with everyday 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 virtually this year from 8-9 a.m., Wednesday, March 10. 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.

Chosen across a handful of categories, honorees at the Heroes Breakfast represent those among us who reflect what is best in our communities. The 2021 Heroes are:

Korey Maves (Dunn County) – award: Adult Good Samaritan

Libby Wiensch (Chippewa County) – award: Youth Good Samaritan

Will Gieger (Chippewa County) –award: Community Heroes

Vivian Swarey (Barron County) – award: From the Heart Hero

Lieske Gieske (Eau Claire County) – award: Healthcare Heroes

Grant Kjellberg (Eau Claire County) – award: Military Hero

Dennis Beale (Eau Claire County) – award: Hero of a Lifetime

Mayo Clinic Health System is the premier sponsor of this very special event. Additional sponsors include Xcel Energy, Marshfield Clinic, WQOW TV-18, Kaze Studios, Bauer Built Inc., Royal Credit Union, Ayres Associates, Security Financial Bank, Global Finishing Solutions, Westconsin Credit Union, Ayres Associates, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, M3 Insurance, Mosaic Telecom, BMO Harris, Associated Bank, and Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company.

To reserve your seat for this virtual event, https://NWHeroes.givesmart.com or call (715) 271-8395. Reservations for this virtual event are $10 and all proceeds go toward the Northwest Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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