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Red Cross event recognizes local, everyday heroes

Eau Claire (WQOW) - An annual event is coming up that spotlights people in western Wisconsin who put others before themselves. 

The American Red Cross is getting ready to honor people who demonstrate the potential in all of us at this year's Brave Hearts, Real Heroes breakfast.

People like Will and Wyatt Sherry, who stayed calm and called 911 when their mother was having a stroke, or this year's "Hero of a Lifetime" award recipient Julie Garber, who has dedicated her life to helping those in need.

Garber says, "I've tried to be a catalyst in getting things going in communities and have lived in an amazing community where lots of people respond to doing good things."

This is the 15th year that the Red Cross will honor everyday heroes in western Wisconsin. The Red Cross says its important to share their stories so that they might inspire others around them.

"These folks, they don't want this recognition, we're just thankful for what they do in the community, make a difference, a positive impact." said Kyle Kriegl, the executive director of the American Red Cross. "They're nominated through peers in the community, organizations nominate them for the great deeds."

A breakfast will be held at the Florian Gardens on Wednesday, March 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. and you're invited! To hear these inspiring stories you'll need to purchase a ticket, which can be done here.

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