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The efforts of the Foundation's Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses would not be possible without financial support from corporate contributors. We honor all partners while highlighting some of the unique ways the private sector is supporting American nurses through the Response Fund.

TaylorMade Driving Relief raises $1.85 million for American Nurses Foundation

TaylorMade Driving Relief raises $1.85 million for American Nurses Foundation
5/17/2020

In May, the PGA TOUR, NBC Sports and Sky Sports announced the return of televised golf with TaylorMade Driving Relief, centered around a $3 million charity skins match supported by UnitedHealth Group to raise money and awareness for the American Nurses Foundation and CDC Foundation, two organizations helping to lead COVID-19 relief efforts. The match took place May 17 and saw Rory McElroy and partner Dustin Johnson win $1.85 million for the American Nurses Foundation defeating Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff with a single swing in the playoff.

Vera Bradley donates over $630,000 to the American Nurses Foundation

Vera Bradley donates over $630,000 to the American Nurses Foundation
8/28/2020

“Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRA), the iconic women’s fashion and lifestyle brand, today announced it has raised $633,636 for the American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund, by donating a percentage of sales from its cotton face masks through July 2020.”

Vera Bradley CEO Robert Wallstrom announced the donation virtually via Instagram to American Nurses Foundation’s Executive Director Kate Judge.

Corporate Champion: Vera Bradley

Vera Bradley donates over $630,000 to the American Nurses Foundation

Rite-Aid donates $500,000 to American Nurses Foundation

gfx_riteaid.jpgRite-Aid donates $500,000 to American Nurses Foundation
4/17/2020

The Rite Aid Foundation in East Pennsboro Township announced it will donate $5 million in response to the coronavirus pandemic. These donations will support organizations and funds supporting healthcare providers and first responders on the front-line of the pandemic as well as their families. The American Nurses Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses was selected as one of the beneficiaries, receiving a $500,000 donation to support nurses on the frontlines nationwide.

Digital Product Engineering Company, GlobalLogic, donates $70,000 to the American Nurses Foundation 10/30/2020

GlobalLogic believes that corporations have a duty to create positive societal impact. At the outset of the pandemic, they recognized the acute need to support first responders, and the special role of nurses, as the critical part of the front line of warriors fighting COVID-19.

American Nurses Foundation was a natural choice as their charter, focus and their bias for action made them the ideal organization for our goal. Thank you American Nurses Foundation for your work and enabling GlobalLogic to give back to the highly valued community of nurses.

Pandora Jewelry thanks nurses with special charm and $63k donation to American Nurses Foundation

gfx_pandora.jpgPandora Jewelry thanks nurses with special charm and $63k donation to American Nurses Foundation
5/4/2020

In honor of this year’s National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12), Pandora Jewelry vowed to donate at least $50,000 to the American Nurses Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund. The jewelry company also launched a special charm featuring a red cross and a stethoscope meant to honor nurses working amidst the pandemic and at all other times.

“Our charms have always been about self-expression, and there is no better time than right now to express our gratitude,” said Charisse Hughes, Chief Marketing Officer of Pandora North America.

Texas Roadhouse Supports Frontline Nurses

 

Texas Roadhouse, a family-friendly restaurant company known for their hand-cut steaks, fresh-baked bread and lively atmosphere, donated thousands of dollars to the Foundation's Coronavirus Response Fund in late 2020. The company facilitated this support by donating a percentage of proceeds from the sale of customized American Nurses Foundation gift cards, which allowed their guests to participate in the generosity as well. The Foundation sends a sincere thank you to both Texas Roadhouse, and its many patrons for their compassion and thoughtfulness during a difficult time for nurses."

Tropical Smoothie gives free smoothies to healthcare workers and donates $100,000 to fight COVID-19

gfx_smoothie.jpgTropical Smoothie gives free smoothies to healthcare workers and donates $100,000 to fight COVID-19
8/8/2020

“In the face of the pandemic, cafes across the country quickly came together to support the healthcare workers and front-line responders who have been working around the clock to keep everyone safe,” said Charles Watson, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC. “In addition to donating more than 200,000 smoothies to these healthcare heroes and first responders across the country, we are proud and honored to support the American Nurses Foundation with a $100,000 donation that will directly benefit their COVID-19 Response Fund.” Following the massive positive response, Tropical Smoothie ramped up its initiative to from 200,000 free smoothies to 1 million.

John's Crazy Socks for Nurses!

gfx_socks.jpgJohn's Crazy Socks for Nurses!
5/1/2020

John and Mark X. Cronin, the founders of the small business John’s Crazy Socks, designed a pair of “This Superhero Wears Scrubs” socks. 10% of each pair sold supported the American Nurses Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund and the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in NY. John and Mark also visited the Good Samaritan Hospital to give candy and pairs of these specialty socks to the nurses on the frontlines.

Burger King salutes nurses and “couch po-tatriots” by encouraging staying home and supporting the American Nurses Foundation

gfx_burgerking.jpgBurger King salutes nurses and “couch po-tatriots” by encouraging staying home and supporting the American Nurses Foundation
4/13/2020

Burger King’s “Stay Home Of The Whopper” campaign communicates support for healthcare professionals and encourages people to stay home during the COVID-19 crisis. The campaign video informs viewers that Burger King is giving away 250,000 Whoppers to nurses by letting the American Nurses Foundation distribute codes to nurses for use in the chain’s mobile app. Anyone who texts THANKS to 20222 can make a one-time, $10 donation directly to the American Nurses Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund.

Celebrating the care and dedication of America’s nurses - Aetna, a CVS Health Company

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Aetna, a CVS Health Company

Over the last year, nurses across the country have played a vital role in our nation’s fight against the most significant health challenge of our lifetime – the COVID-19 pandemic.

In recognition of their unwavering support, sacrifice and dedication, Aetna is donating $40,000 to support the American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses to help nurses leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a year unlike any other, the lives of frontline care workers have drastically changed, yet they continue to persevere in the face of adversity. We applaud the courage and commitment they demonstrate every day as they continue to prioritize the care and needs in their communities above anything else.

We are forever grateful to every nurse who continues to work through the challenges of COVID-19 and how they’ve helped redefine how health care is delivered.

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