Honoring heroes in southeastern Wisconsin: announcing the winners, tickets and auction items for the 2021 Brave Hearts gala

MILWAUKEE, Wis., April 12, 2021 – After a challenging year like few others, it’s important to recognize the everyday heroes and leaders in our community. The 2021 Brave Hearts gala is proud to present some of those local heroes as part of an invaluable fundraiser for the American Red Cross.

The 2021 Brave Hearts gala will take place virtually, from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 13. Click here to register (You can also share this link: https://BraveHearts.givesmart.com)

The annual event is led by the Southeast Wisconsin Chapter of the Red Cross and celebrates local people who were involved in selfless acts of courage and kindness during the past year. Our 2021 heroes are:

  • Nolan Kasten, Will Kasten, Carson Stingle and Dan Studer (Washington County) – award: Adult Good Samaritans
  • Jack Adams (Walworth County) – award: Youth Good Samaritan
  • Caitlin Cullen (Milwaukee County) – award: Community Heroes
  • Charlene Jensen (Walworth County) – award: From the Heart Hero
  • Christina Porter (Waukesha County) – award: Emergency Response Hero
  • Dennis Marifke (Milwaukee County) – award: Military Hero
  • Addilyn Holland (Kenosha County) – award: Hero of the Year

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.

This year’s sponsors include Nicholas Company, Kohl’s, Northwestern Mutual, Johnson Controls, Molson Coors, A.O. Smith, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, Halo, S.C. Johnson, Snap-On, We Energies and Rockwell Automation.

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. To reserve your seat for this virtual event and participate in the silent auction, please visit https://BraveHearts.givesmart.com.

For event details and ticketing, contact sasha.parsons@redcross.org. For media or general Red Cross questions, contact justin.kern@redcross.org.  

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