While the country has already been showing immediate appreciation for healthcare providers facing demanding shifts on the frontlines, JetBlue just announced a campaign that may give many something to look forward to when we cross to the other side.
The airline announced that it's offering free roundtrip flights to frontline healthcare workers, with a goal of giving 100,000 medical professionals a trip for two to get excited about.
The initiative, called JetBlue Healthcare Hero, is first donating pairs of roundtrip flight certificates to those working in the hard-hit state of New York. Specifically, "10,000 healthcare workers at the Mount Sinai Health System, including their Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island campuses, as well as at NYC Health and Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the United States with more than 70 locations across the city’s five boroughs," they stated in a press release.
As for the additional 90,000 pairs of roundtrip flights to give away, JetBlue is calling on you to nominate your heroes—doctors, nurses, EMTs, pharmacists, therapists, social workers, public health administrators and more—for a chance to win the prizes through a random drawing. Nominees must be 18 years and older and living in the United States..
Starting today through May 15, you can nominate your hero here by sharing their name and a bit about them. If you want to nominate multiple healthcare workers, you can do so too.
So, if your local pharmacist has been there for you to get needed medication, your sister is a doctor, or you have a friend taking on grueling shifts in the ER, here's your chance to surprise them with something big, like a paid-for ticket to experience breathtaking vistas of Hawaii!
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