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Health Care

Health Care Award

This award recognizes an individual or a group for improving the health and well-being of others through volunteerism. An award of $5,000 will be presented to the recipient’s Fox Valley charity.

Sponsors since 2000:

Who Qualifies?

Individual or group who meets the above criteria and who volunteers to improve the health and well-being of others through direct care or the creation of programs.  Candidates must reside or do the majority of their volunteer work in Outagamie, Calumet, Waupaca or northern Winnebago counties.

Nomination form


  • A volunteer or volunteer group who demonstrates continued leadership and commitment to improving the health and well-being of others.
  • A volunteer or volunteer group with a distinctive passion for health and the well-being of others in a health care setting can be documented in a measurable way.
  • A volunteer or volunteer group who helps individuals or groups of individuals or creates programs to benefit the health and well-being of others.

Congratulations, Betsy Rachubinski!

Past recipients

2020 winner: Betsy Rachubinski

Betsy founded Peaceful Purpose, Inc. in 2018 after working in medical field for some of the cancer centers as she saw firsthand how patients were struggling with hair loss. She now owns a salon, NAVA, and continues to fuel her passion to help people who are struggling with medical hair loss in our community.

2019: Kayla Schuh
2018: Jim and Sue Spierings
2017: Lee Hillstrom
2016: John and Susan McFadden
2015: David Bond
2014: Dr. John & Sally Mielke
2013: Christine Cornell
2012: C. Raymond Durkee
2011: Dr. Francis Van Lieshout
2010: Richard Bauer
2009: Rick Hilsabeck
2008: Nadia Avellan
2007: Ruebin Olson & Richard Metzig
2006: Ken Grode
2005: Dr. Blaine Claypool
2004: Dr. William Sickels
2003: Lester Laedtke
2002: Dr. Montgomery Elmer
2001: Rita Ristau
2000: Mr. & Mrs. Don Brouillard