Canadian Nurses Foundation Announces The 2020 Nightingale MaskerAide – A Virtual Celebration To Support And Thank Nurses Across Canada On December 3rd

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Rosemary Bickerton, RN BSc.N, Site Lead, Brewer Assessment Centre for COVID-19, The Ottawa Hospital. Photo Credit: Jacob Fergus (CNW Group/The Canadian Nurses Foundation)

Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF), a leader in supporting world-class Canadian health and patient care by raising funds to advance nursing knowledge and research, will host the 2020 Nightingale MaskerAide, a virtual celebration on December 3, 2020 to thank nurses and provide aid during this crucial time. Event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 3, 2020 and will feature a special live performance by award-winning and chart-topping Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder and performances by America’s Got Talent Season 15 Golden Buzzer Winner Roberta Battaglia, and Tik Tok star Notorious Cree.

“In the midst of a global pandemic, never has it been more important to support and thank nurses who work tirelessly, risking their lives every day on the frontlines against the battle of COVID-19,” says Christine Rieck Buckley, CEO, Canadian Nurses Foundation. “We are rolling out the (virtual) red carpet for nurses from-coast-to-coast-to-coast and invite all Canadians to join us on December 3rd as we celebrate and recognize their dedication and care alongside big Canadian talent and special guests.”

Hosted by ETALK’s Traci Melchor, beloved Canadian television personality, the 2020 Nightingale MaskerAide will include performances by homegrown Canadian talent and heart-warming stories from the stars of the evening – Canadian nurses. Tickets are currently available at https://cnfmaskeraide.vfairs.com/ and include unique ticket packages to customize the experience including opportunities to help fund nursing scholarships, special student rates, coveted Front Line 2020 swag bags and more. In addition to the event, CNF will also be hosting an online auction with swoon-worthy items from designer fashion to travel and everything in-between. The auction launches on Thursday, November 26 and can be accessed through the event registration page.

The 2020 Nightingale MaskerAide also marks the first time CNF is taking its annual gala virtual – creating a national stage to shine a spotlight on the nursing community across Canada. For this 10th anniversary gala year, CNF endeavours to raise $500,000 in support of nurses with a portion of proceeds directed to the Canadian Nurses Foundation COVID-19 Fund. The fund launched earlier this year to provide immediate assistance to nurses including mental health support, skills and training, aid for new research and best practices for future pandemics.

CNF thanks this year’s 2020 Nightingale MaskerAide presenting sponsor Johnson & Johnson and Platinum sponsor Indigenous Services Canada for their valued support and commitment. To learn more about CNF, the 2020 Nightingale MaskerAide and donor opportunities, visit https://cnfmaskeraide.vfairs.com/ and follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram using #CNFMaskerAide.

SOURCE The Canadian Nurses Foundation

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