Red Cross to honor local heroesNancy Frates
(Beverly Wicked Local) – The Red Cross will once again honor local community members who have done extraordinary things at its 16th annual Northeast Massachusetts Community Heroes Breakfast on Thursday, March 29, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore.
The American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts, along with members of the community, will come together to honor local heroes who have exemplified the mission of the Red Cross over the past year. These heroes gave of themselves to better our communities and have given their time to benefit others. This breakfast is one of the largest events on the North Shore where over 500 attendees from the business and non-profit communities will gather.
Stewart Meurer will be recognized as the Enduring Hero for his action in service to community. From civic duty in his town, to youth sports coaching, to church leadership and his work alleviating suffering in Haiti both from home and in Haiti.
The Humanitarian award will be going to Nancy Frates of Beverly for her work to find a cure for ALS. She has tirelessly immersed herself into the ALS community, successfully advocating for issues important to the ALS community.
Bill and Joyce Cummings will be given the Visionary Hero award for their years of impactful service to the community and their pivotal leadership. The Cummings have joined Bill and Melinda Gates and others in The Giving Pledge in which some of the world’s wealthiest people have pledged to donate at least 50 percent of their assets for philanthropic purposes.
The heroes and awards are:
Stewart Meurer, Newbury
Nancy Frates, Beverly
Bill and Joyce Cummings, Woburn
Institution for Savings, Newburyport
Service to the Armed Forces Hero
Ben Patton, Topsfield and New York City
Eric Buckley, Peabody
Donna Guarente, Peabody
Debra Compiano, Georgetown
Devin Teriault, Danvers
Lilly Brennan, Peabody
Hannah Finn, Andover
Each year, the American Red Cross honors people who go above and beyond in service to others, exemplifying the spirit of our own mission. These heroes are honored in recognition of their good works. Become a sponsor, make a donation or buy a table and meet these very special people. This annual fundraiser makes it possible for the American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts to help our neighbors across 59 cities and towns when they need it most.