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.

Check out ALL our Star Dancers!

Welcome to the Dancing with the Stars for American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter fundraising event.  Ten Northeast Wisconsin Stars are participating in this event.  Stars are being trained in two ballroom dances under the direction of Janet Gollnick, former Midwest champion, DanceSport of Green Bay.

Here’s how you can support this event and your local Red Cross:

  • Support this event and your local Red Cross and “Vote” for your favorite star dancer.  All “votes” will be counted toward your chosen star to help them earn the coveted Mirror Ball Fundraising Trophy given away the night of the event.

Not sure what star you want to vote for? Check them ALL out in action!

Event Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011
Place: Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Three Clans Complex, Green Bay

Kathryn Bracho Practicing Her Twirls & High Fives!

Today everyone should be getting out to the polls to vote…..while you are in the voting mood click on www.arclakeland.org to vote for your favorite WBAY TV-2 News this Morning Anchor – Kathryn Bracho!

Why Vote?  To make sure your Lakeland Chapter has the resources to respond to emergencies at a moments notice in our community. Wednesday, October 27, volunteers opened an emergency shelter in Suring and Neopit. The shelter was available to anyone without power due to the high winds.

“I work for Menominee County Health and Human Services Department and had the privilege of working with some of your volunteers at the Neopit warming shelter/meal tonight. Many families were able to come in from the cold and get a hot meal while waiting for their power to be restored. Thank you so much.”   

 - Rachel Kielblock, Clinical Coordinator Community Support Program, Menominee County Health and Human Services

Dean Lindsley Starting to Heat up the Dance Floor with his Rumba

The Rumba is the perfect dance for someone crowned “Hawaiian Tropics Mr. Buns” back in the day! Dean Lindsley recalls his most memorable “dancing” experience.

While not my first recollection of dancing, my most memorable dancing recollection takes me back to 1984 somewhere on a diving board in Daytona Beach Florida while participating in the “Hawaiian Tropics Mr. Buns” contest.  Legend has it that a small amount of liquid courage and a few smooth moves won me that contest!

Like what you see? Vote  for Dean! Want to learn more about Dean, check out this article in the Green Bay Press Gazette! Click  HERE:  Pallas Textiles sets itself apart by ‘making a connection”

Why you should also vote!

When our neighbors are affected by fires, floods and tornadoes, the Red Cross is there.  When someone needs blood, the Red Cross is there.  When Americans want to be able to help in an emergency, the Red Cross is there with life-saving training.  When military members and their families need to be connected during a personal crisis, the Red Cross is there.  We are there providing rides for seniors and those with disabilities to get to medical appointments, get to the grocery store, and get to employment. Volunteers do all this important work. 

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 support your American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter.