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Honor a hero in your life

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Whether they’re stepping up to assist during a medical emergency or helping others through a lifetime of volunteerism, heroes reflect what is best about our community. They also inspire others to follow their example.

Each year, the American Red Cross recognizes everyday heroes in Northwest Wisconsin with awards and an event based on nominations from their neighbors, co-workers, friends and family members. Now, they are looking for those nominations of people who have performed heroic acts in 2019.

Hero nominations are accepted in seven categories:
• Adult Good Samaritan
• Youth Good Samaritan (age 18 or younger)
• Community Hero
• From the Heart Hero
• Lifetime Hero
• Military Hero
• Health Care Hero

Nominees may come from any of the Red Cross Northwest Wisconsin Chapter’s 17 counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pierce, Pepin, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Trempealeau, and Washburn. Nominations are open until Dec. 31, 2019.

A full description of each category and a nomination form are available on the event website. You can also call Kyle Kriegl at (715) 271-8395 to request a nomination form.

Selected heroes will be honored at the Heroes Breakfast celebration on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire.

Corey Viars

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