The Dalton family has committed $150,000 to the UC Health Crisis Response Fund to help support UC Health’s efforts to care for our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This generous gift brings the total raised for the Crisis Response Fund to nearly $300,000 from almost 400 gifts.
Andy, a quarterback drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011, and his wife JJ, reached out to see how they could support the health care community and directly impact patients as well as the immediate needs of Cincinnatians on the frontlines.
“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,” said Dalton.
“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. “Andy and JJ’s continued commitment to Greater Cincinnati lets these health care heroes know that the community is behind them.”
The UC Health Crisis Response Fund helps provide for the immediate needs of the health system as clinicians work to understand, treat and prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as planning and preparing for the ever-changing situation. Funds support the purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers, as well as lab supplies to expand testing and other emerging areas of response.
Watch Andy Dalton's video message to UC Health caregivers below.