Thank You Chester Heroes!

We would like to thank the Chester County Heroes Campaign for supporting the Red Cross through an array of fundraising efforts!  

Participants who pledge gifts of $500 or more are recognized as heroes.  This year, campaigners surpassed their goal of $35,000 and raised a total of $39,000.  100% of the proceeds were donated to support the service of the Red Cross.

Wrestling Coach Joe Conlan, Chester High Students, Tiona Thompson Priya Patel and Terence Gore, Principle Jeff Gardner, and Teacher/Heroes Campaign Organizer, Wanda Mayhugh accept the Heroes Campaign Plaque at Chester High School.

Red Cross supporter and Chester High School teacher, Wanda Mayhugh began supporting the Red Cross after two of her students lost their homes to fires within the same year. 

“It was a devastating time on campus and after seeing how the American Red Cross helps these families, I knew how important it was to give back,” Mayhugh said. 

Some of the participating organizations sold Red Cross pins to raise funds for the mission. Others took somewhat of a non-traditional approach. 

Chester High School students raised $609 in part by charging admission for tickets to see Wrestling Coach, Joe Conlan kiss a goat.  Chester High School is just one of the many organizations that contributed to the Red Cross Heroes Campaign.  Chester Park Elementary School of the Arts raised $458 and Lewisville Elementary raised approximately $800.

Red Cross staff members, Katharine Correll and Madision Webb present the Heroes plaque to Assistant Principal, RuthAnn Pitt of Chester Park School of the Arts for their support of the 2012 Hereos campaign.

Every gift of every size was deeply appreciated.  The Red Cross would like to thank all of the participants of the campaign for their hard work and dedication toward the cause.  People and organizations like these make it possible for the Red Cross to be there for those who need a helping hand when facing tragedy. 

The Red Cross Heroes program is a grassroots fundraising and awareness campaign through which the Red Cross partners with community groups and individuals to raise funds for the vital programs and services that the organization provides to the community. 

To become a Hero, please contact Madison Webb at (803) 540-1227 or at  To make a financial donation, please visit or call (803) 329-6575.  Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, 200 Piedmont Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

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