Today, the American Lung Association in Indiana announced a new program, called COVID-19 Healthcare Heroes, to honor professionals who continue to protect and heal our communities during the pandemic.
Nominations are now open and can be submitted through November 13th.
“The American Lung Association is proud of all of our healthcare workers who stood on the frontlines during the most uncertain days of the pandemic and continue to lead, protect, and heal our communities,” said Tanya Husain, executive director for the Lung Association.
Key categories within healthcare include but are not limited to nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians, first responders and others who served or are serving on the frontlines.
The public can donate to vote for their Healthcare Hero online starting November 23rd through January 8th. All Heroes will be featured throughout the year and the Hero with the most votes will be honored at the Lung Association’s Evening of Promise gala in May 2021.
“COVID-19 is a lung disease and our local leadership board and volunteers wanted a meaningful way to recognize healthcare workers. The COVID-19 Healthcare Heroes program is a chance for everyone to say thank you by nominating their Healthcare Hero and raise funds in our continued fight against COVID-19.”
Donations will go toward the American Lung Association COVID-19 Action Initiative, to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.