As much of the country continues to self-isolate due to the coronavirus pandemic, medical centers across the United States, including Temple Health, are joining forces to start a country-wide movement of physical activity to honor and support front-line health care workers who have worked tirelessly to save lives. #FitForTheFrontLine is a national fitness challenge beginning Tuesday, May 26, and culminating on Sunday, June 14 (Flag Day). The event encourages Americans young and old to move, exercise, and get fit to increase awareness and raise funds to support our nation’s health care heroes.
“The staff at Temple Health have been working day and night to provide our patients and community with exceptional care during the coronavirus pandemic. We invite the public to join us in this fitness challenge in support of our front-line health care workers,” said Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Temple University Health System and Temple University Hospital.
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the front line of nurses, doctors, scientists, and other support staff has met the historic challenge in the war against the virus. Now, the #FitForTheFrontLine challenge empowers all Americans to take part during this still-challenging time. The call to action is simple: Choose any activity, dedicate your activity to the #FitForTheFrontLine organization, post the institution donation link, and ask your network to pledge support.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 will not be vanquished overnight. The fight will continue. Our frontline workers will care for and follow patients with long-term effects of COVID-19, and these brave heroes may yet mobilize again to face future outbreaks. They need our support now. No matter what the need is, our communities count on our front lines to be there for them, and we will continue to count on our communities to support our front lines.
#FitForTheFrontLine partner organizations include New York’s Mount Sinai Health System, Baylor College of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cedars-Sinai, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Mayo Clinic, MedStar Health, Michigan Medicine, Montefiore Einstein, NewYork-Presbyterian, Northwell Health Foundation, NYU Langone Health, Penn Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health, Temple Health, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, University of Chicago Medicine, UW Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Yale New Haven Health.
Click here for more information about Temple University Hospital’s response to COVID-19 and how you can support our efforts.
Click here to visit Temple Health’s #FitForTheFrontLine page.