Jackie Larsen Gets Her Heart Pumping with the Quickstep!

Jackie Larsen, owner of Fitnessology, knows about working out, fitness, and being heart healthy. She is giving her heart an extra work out by choosing a fast paced quickstep as one of her two dances for the Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross.

At the American Red Cross we also promote people to be healthy and prepared. Red Cross first aid, CPR and AED programs are designed to give you the confidence to respond in an emergency situation with skills that can save a life. Additional training in bloodborne pathogens, oxygen administration and injury prevention can be added to CPR and first aid training to prepare you to prevent and respond to life-threatening emergencies.

Red Cross Preparedness programs in first aid, CPR and AED are available for any age and can be tailored to the needs of specific groups and individuals. Whether you work with children, want training for employees, are a professional rescuer, or simply want to know how to help someone in an emergency, the American Red Cross has a program for you.

Want to learn more on getting trained? Call our Health and Safety Department at 920-227-4290.

Want to helps support Jackie and her “heart healthy” Quickstep – VOTE at www.arclakeland.org

The “real” Mirror Ball Trophy has Been Giving Out……

But I think our five ladies, would have given Jennifer Grey a run for the trophy! Check out our awesome ladies on their journey to become the fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy Winner! Like what you see!  VOTE!   www.arclakeland.org

Brad Toll is all About Promoting Green Bay’s Best!

Brad Toll, CEO of the Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, in his “day” job promotes the best Green Bay has to offer for those out of town and within our community. In the “evening”, he’s putting his best foot forward and raising funds for the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter.

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter has served our community since 1916.  We provide services in eight counties: Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee (WI), Oconto, Shawano and Menominee (MI).  Measured by the number of people served by every dollar donated to the Red Cross, no other non-profit organization in America can boast a higher return on the donor’s investment. Ninety-one (91) cents of every dollar donated to the organization goes to delivering programs and services. The American Red Cross is not a government agency.  As such, it relies on charitable contributions to fulfill its mission. 

Please put your BEST foot forward and “vote” for Brad and help support the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter.

Aymee Balison Waltzing her way with Dance Partner Michael Witte

Aymee Balison, owner of Sweetpea’s Children’s Clothier, based in De Pere, Wisconsin is also the mother of 4 beautiful girls. She knows first hand how important it is to have a trained, responsible and reliable babysitter.

By voting for Aymee, you are helping the American Red Cross continue one of their most popular health and safety programs – the Babysitter’s Training Course. This class is filled with fun and interactive activities.  With the American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training course, youth 11-15 years of age will gain the knowledge and confidence to be a great babysitter by caring for infants through school age children.

Hear first hand the impact this course can make on a child’s life:

Karen is 12 years old.  She was afraid to be by herself – to be home alone.  She did not feel confident to provide much help with her little sister and brother.  Karen is my “little sister” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.  As a Red Cross staff member, I know and believe in the Babysitter’s Training Class.  So, I paid for and brought Karen to take the Babysitter Training.  Karen is now a certified Red Cross Babysitter.  Karen is confident in her ability to be in charge and take care of kids.  She helps her Mom and family, and babysits for her siblings.   She told me with a big smile, “I am earning lots of money babysitting!”  Taking the Red Cross Babysitting Class was a transformative experience for Karen.  I would like to see every 12-year-old learn take the Babysitter’s Training Class at the Red Cross.  The experience and life skills acquired strengthen individuals and their families!  It certainly was a great and needed training for Karen and her family!

– Mauree Childress, Director of Development, American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter

Click HERE to support Aymee and your local American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter.

Kathryn Bracho Perfecting her Fox Trot

You watch her on WBAY report the news, now watch as Kathryn will “be the news” dancing for the Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross Fundraisers. One of the dances Kathryn will be performing is the Fox Trot. Continue to “tune” in to check out her progress. Like what you see viewers —- Vote! Go to www.arclakeland.org to cast your vote (donation) today. All proceeds go to your local American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter to help families, like those affected in the Walnut/Chestnut St. fire last Friday.

Kurt VandenHouten is Waltzing his Way to the Mirror Ball Trophy!

It’s confirmed - Kurt Vandenhouten, Co-owner, of Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders will be performing the Waltz for one of his dances at the Saturday, February 26, Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross fundraising event.

Want to learn a bit more about Kurt? Check him out on Fox 11’s Living with Amy!  Click HERE to view video.