May 2019 campaign to honor and unite nurses
May 1, 2019 – Nurses representing every kind of care from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities to home care are invited to take part in the sixth annual Thank a Nurse campaign designed to recognize their tireless efforts.  Thank a Nurse is generously sponsored by Tenet Health and VITAS Healthcare and coincides with National Nurses Week, May 6-12.  The 2019 national theme is “4 Million Reasons to Celebrate,” recognizing the number of nurses across the U.S.  Palm Health Foundation aspires to honor the county’s 18,000 nurses through the local campaign.
The Thank a Nurse campaign will include two events and a multi-media and social media campaign saluting Palm Beach County’s nurses. 
Nurses Night Out
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Delray Marketplace, 14851 Lyons Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446
Registration: Free, no registration necessary
Nurses and nursing students are invited to celebrate National Nurses Week at a free “Nurses Night Out” event in collaboration with Hubbard Media.  The event will include on-air radio personalities, games, giveaways, music, food and raffle prizes.  In 2018, over 1,000 nurses attended.
Heart of Gold Reception
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Location:  Quail Ridge Country Club, 3715 Golf Road. Boynton Beach, Florida 33436
Registration: $35 per person, register at 
The sixth annual Heart of Gold Reception: A Celebration Honoring Palm Beach County’s Nurses will honor the extraordinary work of local nurses and recognize Palm Beach County’s 2019 “Nurses of the Year.” The event is open to all and will feature hors d’oeuvres, open bar, music and a photo booth. 
Other Thank a Nurse sponsors include the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., TrustBridge, the Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations, Christine E. Lynn, E.M. Lynn Foundation, Lynda Harris Home Health Care RN, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and media sponsors WPEC CBS12 and Hubbard Media.
Proceeds raised from the Thank a Nurse campaign will benefit nursing scholarships in PalmBeach County. Palm Health Foundation has granted nearly $3 million in nursing scholarships to more than 1,000 nursing students for advanced education to provide quality nursing care to PalmBeach County residents.
Palm Health Foundation is recognized by nursing leaders and educators for its dedication to growing and strengthening the nursing workforce in Palm Beach County since its inception in 2001.  In addition to nursing scholarships, the foundation has invested more than $10 million in initiatives to build a highly-skilled nursing workforce that provides care across all settings and supports optimal health in the community including care transitions and care coordination.  
“We believe that nursing is the heart of healthcare and we have created events and activities to help community members join us in recognizing the significant contributions nurses make to our healthcare system,” said Patrick McNamara, president and CEO of Palm Health Foundation. “They deserve our gratitude and we are proud to take the lead in applauding their compassionate care.”
About Palm Health Foundation
Palm Health Foundation is Palm Beach County’s community foundation for health. With the support of donors and a focus on results, the foundation builds strong community partnerships, respects diverse opinions, advocates for its most vulnerable neighbors and inspires innovative solutions to lead change for better health now and for generations to come. The foundation supports health equity for Palm Beach County residents of all backgrounds, heritage, education, incomes and states of well-being. Palm Health Foundation has invested more than $78 million in Palm Beach County health since 2001. For more information about Palm Health Foundation, visit or call (561) 833-6333.