The Chicago Nightingales took time to honor our unsung healthcare heroes of this country for their tireless and selfless effort to provide the exceptional care to our patients not only during this unprecedented time but also every day. During this special month of May we would like to acknowledge the celebration of National Nurses Week themed after Florence Nightingale during her 200th birthday, who acted to saving lives.
In addition, we prepared for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (AAPI) by joining and paying tribute to those who have enriched America’s history and have influenced its success. The Chicago Nightingales continued the journey of giving with a donation to the Ronald McDonald House in lieu of preparing a home cooked meal due to the COVID crises, which helps support their mission of allowing families to get better, when a member is diagnosed with acute illnesses such as cancer.
During AAPI Heritage Month, we shared our friendly Filipino heritage and culture by giving back to our fellow professional front liners with a prepared merienda, beverages and other snacks to local VA Medical Centers with COVID dedicated departments, ER and Medical Units which also was supported by other Veteran resources. In addition, we sponsored a youth training center in the Philippines. We distributed a variety of gift bags to a local hospital Rehab and COVID Unit, where a “Code Joy” is announced over the hospitals overhead system every time a patient that was previously COVID positive is finally discharged home. We line up and gather to celebrate with them to the Rocky’s theme song “Gonna Fly Now” recognizing that caregivers and associates make a difference in rising up to these challenges we face daily.
Thank you to all our Asian community for your kind and continued support. Stay safe, stay strong. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas.
Regards, Chicago Nightingales NFP
Rosemarie San Diego
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