Tucson Morning Blend


Fund to help essential hospital workers, (janitors, nurses, cafeteria workers, etc.)

Posted at 1:50 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 16:50:17-04

In tough times, true heroes are revealed. Today these heroes are not only courageous and selfless frontline healthcare workers and volunteers, but also their families who are living with the anxiety and fear of what may happen to their loved ones in the days ahead. The ‘Brave of Heart Fund’ was recently created by New York Life and Cigna to honor these heroes by supporting these individuals and their families through the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund will provide financial and emotional support to the families of healthcare workers and volunteers nationwide – including doctors, nurses, technicians, orderlies, cafeteria workers, custodians and others – who lose their lives to COVID-19.

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New York Life partnered with Cigna to launch the landmark ‘Brave of Heart Fund, critical financial support the Fund will provide for these families, how New York Life is further meeting needs by matching up to $25 million in donations by individuals, and the free behavioral health counseling available to grieving families. Mr. Mathas can also share how viewers can join the effort to support frontline families.

All contributions made to the Fund will go to providing monetary grants to the loved ones of eligible healthcare workers and volunteers who lose their lives battling COVID-19, including spouses, domestic partners, children and parents.The Fund is launching with initial contributions of $25 million each from the New York Life Foundation and Cigna Foundation.The Fund has the potential to grow well beyond $100 million through individual and corporate donations, and New York Life will match the first $25 million in individual donations received.Free Behavioral Health Counseling will be provided for grieving families.