Current Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and his wife, JJ, have just committed to give UC Health's Crisis Response Fund $150,000. The money will support immediate and emerging needs in the fight against COVID-19.
“For the last nine years, Cincinnati has been our home, and we’ve seen what UC Health means to our friends and neighbors and our region. We’re honored to support our health care heroes in this fight,” Dalton said in a release.
The funds will help purchase personal protective equipment for those on the frontline as well as lab supplies to conduct testing.
“On behalf of UC Health, I am grateful to Andy and JJ Dalton for their generous support of our medical professionals working on the front lines every day to care for our community during this unprecedented time,” said Richard P. Lofgren, MD, president and CEO of UC Health, in the same release. “Andy and JJ’s continued commitment to Greater Cincinnati lets these health care heroes know that the community is behind them.”
Since March, the Crisis Fund has raised $134,180, not including Dalton's gift.
UC Health has also created a list of five ways for people to help during the coronavirus pandemic.