Bill LaPierre of Haverhill is one of a number of area residents being honored next month as a “Merrimack Valley Hero” when the American Red Cross and Honda North host the annual Northeast Massachusetts Everyday Heroes Breakfast.
Organizers says the ceremony salutes those who have done “extraordinary things.” LaPierre was selected for the honor as “Enduring Hero.” Besides LaPierre, area heroes include Humanitarian Hero, Ted Bucci and family of Hamilton; Community Hero, Abbey Roundy of Essex; First Responder Heroes, Officer Ted Lane of Beverly and Dr. Vinod Narra of Danvers; Mission Hero, Deb Duxbury of Methuen; Youth Heroes, Zoe Milmoe of Boxford and Molly Wogan of Middleton; Workplace Hero, National Grid; and Philanthropic Hero, Schneider Electric.
“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,” Red Cross officials said in a statement.
The breakfast, which is expected to draw more than 500 attendees, takes place Thursday, March 26, from 7:30-9 a.m., at DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. Individual tickets are $50 each and may be reserved by calling 978-922-2224 or visiting redcross.org/ma/Peabody.