Nurses change the world one life at a time. And one dollar at a time, too.
From private foundations that support the nursing profession to small groups of nurses who believe in a cause, nurses make a difference wherever they go.
Money Can’t Buy Happiness, But It Can Buy Change
A team of nurses is working to raise money to help stop human trafficking. They joined the Free Them 5K/10K Fun Run To Stop Trafficking campaign, raising a few hundred dollars for an important cause. The Fun Run took place on May 11 in Seattle, with a total of $77,000 raised.
Barco’s Nightingale Foundation was created in December 2008. The foundation’s mission is to honor the work of nurses through aiding children with medical needs. Most recently, the Barco foundation hosted its annual Nightingales’ Walk in Los Angeles, raising money for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times.The Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award
Cherokee Uniforms announced on May 14, 2013 that it will be accepting nominations for its 11th annual Inspired Comfort Award, which honors nurses and other non-physician healthcare professionals who have made a difference in their communities. Nominations will be accepted until August 1, 2013. Cherokee pledges to make a donation to the Nurses House for every nomination received.
Nurses House is a volunteer run nonprofit dedicated to assisting nurses in times of nee. It opened in 1922 with money left by a philanthropist, Emily Bourne. Originally a respite home that housed up to 60 nurses at a time, the organization decided to sell the house in 1959 in order to create a fund that could help nurses in need of short-term financial assistance due to medical issues that render them unable to work.
The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence is a nonprofit committed to improving healthcare through the nursing profession. Their funding areas include nurse leadership and innovative practice model advancements.Centre Manager and staff team from The Huntercombe Group’s Linlathen Neurodisability Centre in Dundee.
This team of nurses in Scotland did what most would find unthinkable — they walked across hot coals barefoot! The daredevil act was done in an effort to raise money for The Scottish Huntington’s Association, an organization devoted to providing support and resources to families and caregivers suffering from Huntington’s disease.