Recoveron Hosts Tailgate Parties to Benefit American Red Cross

Packer fans can now have their brats and help out a good cause at the same time! Recoveron Restoration Services is hosting three more Packers pre-game tailgate parties to raise funds for the local American Red Cross. Recoveron’s tailgate fundraising goal is to raise more than $1,500.

 “On a regular basis, we see firsthand the good work done by the Red Cross,” said Andy Kaye, president of Recoveron. “As a local restoration company, we work with individuals, families and businesses that have just experienced a significant disaster in their lives, including fires and floods. These tailgate parties will raise money to help the Red Cross continue to provide much needed services.”

 During local – and national – disasters, the Red Cross provides basic emergency needs such as shelter, food, medications, baby formula and more. This is on top of the emotional support and health services the Red Cross provides at the scene of disasters; most of which are local fires. “With support from business like Recoveron, we are better prepared and ready to respond around the clock,” said Steve Hansen, Regional Chapter Executive for the local Red Cross. “Plus, it’s a great idea to combine a tailgate party with a fundraiser – it really makes for a festive atmosphere and helps a great cause.”

 Three tailgate parties are scheduled for upcoming home games:

  • Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. (3:15 p.m. game time). Bent Grass, a local bluegrass band will perform at 12:30 p.m.
  • Sunday October 16, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. (Noon game time)
  • Monday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m. (7:30 p.m. game time)

 Entry to all tailgates parties is free, with food and beverages for a donation. All tailgate parties take place at

2036 S. Ridge Road, Green Bay (one block south of Kroll’s West) and are open to the public.

Recoveron Restoration Services is a full-service restoration company, specializing in fire, water and mold restoration for both commercial and residential losses. Recoveron serves all of eastern Wisconsin with locations in Green Bay and Plymouth, WI. For more information, go to: www.recoveron.com

 The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.newredcross.org or join our blog at http://newredcross.org.

 Media Contact:

Kristin Rabas – Leonard & Finco Public Relations

(920) 965-7750 x152

krabas@LFpublicrelations.com

http://www.LFpublicrelations.com

American Red Cross Dancers Announced for the 4th Annual Dancing with the Stars Fundraising Event

On Wednesday, September 28 the ten celebrity all-star dancers were announced for the 4th Annual Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross. This event will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel, Green Bay.

The 2012 “Dancing with the Stars celebrity line-up includes:

  • Kate Burgess, Owner/President of FulfillNet
  • Tommy Fox, On Air Personality WIXX
  • Brad Hutjens, Vice President/Chief Credit Officer of Nicolet National Bank
  • Staci Kring, Senior Vice President, Retail Sales, of Schreiber Foods
  • Tom Lemkuil,  Architect
  • Dawn McCoy, Owner of Tranquility Spa
  • Tricia Nell, Attorney, Liebmann Conway Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C.
  • Rebecca Schuld, Meteorologist, WBAY-TV2
  • Matt Smith, Weekend Morning Anchor, WBAY-TV2
  • Robert (Bob) Warpinski Jr, IBM Senior Location Leader & Client Executive, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Brown County

To view additional pictures of the live announcement click HERE.

These ten celebrities will be trained in two ballroom dances by DanceSport of Green Bay under the direction of Janet Gollnick, former Midwest champion. Their dance partners will be accomplished and skilled college-aged dancers from DanceSport of Green Bay.

The winner of the Mirror Ball Fundraising Trophy will be the dancer who is most supported by public and event votes. Votes will be in the form of dollars donated in support of the star dancer, both at the Dancing with the Stars event and dollars pledged in the name of the dancer prior to February 18.  Awards presentation include “Judge’s Choice” and “People’s Choice” trophies.

We are honored to have Dan Messenger of Milwaukee, a former National Champion and acclaimed Ballroom Judge, as judge.  Master of ceremonies for the event will be WBAY Anchors Cami Rapson, George Graphos and Chris Roth.

All proceeds for the event go to support local programs and services for the American Red Cross.

Tickets for the event will be on sale at the American Red Cross in Green Bay, starting January 4, 2012.

American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Announces Dancers for the 4th Annual Dancing with the Stars Fundraising Event

Last Year's Mirror Ball Trophy Winner, Kurt VandenHouten Photo Courtesy artessence, LLC

Join us Wednesday, September 28 for the live announcement of our all star line up for the 4th Annual “Dancing with the Stars” fundraising event. This event will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel, Green Bay.  Social hour begins at 4:30pm and dinner/program beginning at 5:30pm.

Announcement: Wednesday, September 28

Where: WBAY Auditorium,115 S. Jefferson St.,Green Bay

Time: 6:30pm

There will be ten Northeast Wisconsin celebrities participating in this fundraising event. Celebrities will be trained in two ballroom dances by DanceSport of Green Bay under the direction of Janet Gollnick, formerMidwest champion. Their dance partners will be accomplished and skilled college-aged dancers from DanceSport of Green Bay.

The winner of the Mirror Ball Fundraising Trophy will be the dancer who is most supported by public and event votes. Votes will be in the form of dollars donated in support of the star dancer, both at the Dancing with the Stars event and dollars pledged in the name of the dancer prior to February 18.  Awards presentation include “Judge’s Choice” and “People’s Choice” trophies. 

 We are honored to have Dan Messenger of Milwaukee, a former National Champion and acclaimed Ballroom Judge, as judge.  Master of ceremonies for the event will be WBAY Anchors Cami Rapson, George Graphos and Chris Roth.

All proceeds for the event go to support local programs and services for the American Red Cross.

Tickets for the event will be on sale at the American Red Cross in Green Bay, starting January 4, 2012.

Who Knew? Today is Fall Prevention Awareness Day

September 23 is Fall Prevention Awareness Day

The American Red Cross Lifeline Program is celebrating Fall Prevention Awareness Day by joining organizations in 34 states to increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults.

Why you ask? Seniors are living longer and remaining in their own homes; however, falls have become an epidemic problem that jeopardizes seniors’ chances to live independently. Every year in theU.S., one out of three people age 65 and over will fall. This statistic translates to 13.3 million people who will fall in 2011, or one person falling every 2.3 seconds on average. The good news is that there are things seniors can do to lower the risk of falling.  The American Red Cross Lifeline program wants to raise awareness of the programs and services that can help reduce falls and fall-related injuries to help seniors in our community prevent, prepare and have early response to emergencies at home.

To register for the American Red Cross Lifeline Service, please call 1-800-959-6989.

To learn about online educational tools, visit http://www.lifelinesys.com/affiliate/redcrossma.

You Can Participate in National Liver Awareness Month!

In just the first six months of 2011, nearly 14,000 patients received organ transplants in the United States. As we speak, approximately 16,000 patients are awaiting liver transplants. October is National Liver Awareness Month, and the American Red Cross reminds donors about the importance of donating blood as many organ transplant recipients require several blood transfusions during surgery.

The need for blood is constant and the blood supply must be regularly replenished to help transplant patients and others, such as accident victims and premature babies. That is why it is so important for generous donors to give often. Recent storm-related events continue to take a toll as floodwaters and wildfires have inundated entire communities and forced the cancellation of nearly 150 Red Cross blood drives, resulting in a shortfall of more than 4,700 blood donations.

With your help, we are able to fulfill our mission of saving lives. Thank you for your continuing support to help spread the word about upcoming American Red Cross blood drives.

Please visit redcrossblog.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for a blood drive nearest you!

You Can Save Lives Tomorrow!

UW-Green Bay alumni carry the message of life-changing experience

Congratulations to Regional Volunteer and Communications Director, Jody Weyers, for making the UW-Green Bay “Changing your Life; Changing your World” alumni display. Check out her picture this year in the halls of Mary Ann Cofrin.

Sometimes it’s the UW-Green Bay alumni who can speak most powerfully to the UW-Green Bay experience. That is the thought behind the new alumni display in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Admissions personnel wanted to liven up their campus tours while leaving a strong impression of the UW-Green Bay experience with potential students and their parents. The lead panel says it all: “A UW-Green Bay education is a life-changing experience, and our 29,000 alumni carry that life change well beyond the boundaries of our campus…meet just a few of the UW-Green Bay alumni who are changing the world…” Not meant to be a “Hall of Fame” or an all-inclusive list, instead alumni for this display were selected because of their impressive stories spanning academic disciplines and career choices.

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