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February 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 8

Broward Health Foundation to Host Tribute to Healthcare Heroes Presented by Skanska

Throughout these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers have gone above and beyond day in and day out.

James McCrae, R.N., nurse manager of the Critical Care Unit at Broward Health North, never considered himself a hero, but his colleagues would disagree. A veteran who dutifully served in the United States Army, McCrae has worked at Broward Health North for more than 20 years, taking the lead when necessary while supporting his staff and caring for the most critical patients, particularly COVID patients. He was also the first healthcare worker at Broward Health North to get the vaccine.
McCrae is one of several heroes that will be featured during the Broward Health Foundation’s Tribute to Healthcare Heroes presented by Skanska. This inspiring virtual event on Thursday, February 11, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., will serve as the Foundation’s primary fundraiser this year and honor Broward Health’s selfless healthcare workers. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, which provides ongoing philanthropic support to Broward Health as needs evolve.
Hosted by six-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Laurie Jennings, the tribute will feature moving patient stories, uplifting interviews with frontline workers such as McCrae, segments with Broward Health leadership, appearances by special guests and the debut of an original song written in honor of Broward Health healthcare workers.
The song was composed and produced by Shelbie Rassler, an accomplished musician who was born and raised in Broward County and who is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Composition at The Juilliard School. Rassler worked with the Foundation and more than 30 high school students in South Florida to produce the piece.
Visit to register for the free event that will be streamed on Broward Health’s YouTube channel and Broward Health Foundation’s Facebook page. Donations to the Broward Health Foundation are encouraged and welcomed.
VIP Kits are available for a $250 donation. VIP Kits will be delivered to donor homes and include appetizers, desserts and wine for two.
Sponsorships are still available. For additional information, please call Amy Miller at (954) 712-3980 or email
The Broward Health Foundation is the fundraising arm of Broward Health. The mission of the Broward Health Foundation is to improve the health of the community by providing resources to promote, support and enhance the programs and initiatives of Broward Health.

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