If you’ve been inspired by the green Health Care Hero figures on display at Floyd facilities, now you have a chance to purchase a t-shirt or magnet featuring the heroes for yourself or a loved one.
These caped crusaders made their appearance on Floyd campuses in April as a way to say "Thank you," and "Well done," to the men and women providing care to patients and those who are supporting them, all from behind the mask.
Almost immediately after the green heroes appeared, individuals began asking if magnets or t-shirts featuring the images would be available, much like the iconic pink and green Paper Dolls Floyd produces each October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
To meet that request, Floyd Healthcare Foundation is offering a Heroes Behind the Mask t-shirt and a choice of two different magnets for sale. T-shirts are priced at $15, $17 and $19, depending on size. Magnets are priced at $5 each. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Foundation’s COVID-19 Essentials Fund. This fund helps offset Floyd’s expenses related to the pandemic and supports plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients.
“Health care organizations across the country are facing unexpected costs associated with this pandemic,” said Lauren Adams, Floyd Healthcare Foundation Director. “Along with personal protective equipment, this includes environmental cleaners, laboratory devices and other related needs.”
“We have been amazed by the number of people who have reached out to us and asked how they can help,” said Kurt Stuenkel, Floyd President and Chief Executive Officer. “It’s wonderful to see the community come together and rally around our health care professionals.”
T-shirts and magnets are purchased directly online from the vendor, Cedar Stream, and you can pay by credit card. A $5 shipping charge will be added for orders. Items purchased will begin shipping May 14 to allow for production time