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Panthers Running Back Christian McCaffrey starts initiative to support healthcare workers in Carolinas

McCaffrey said he will be directing the funds raised to the NC Healthcare Foundation and South Carolina Hospital Association Foundation.

Carolina Panthers Running Back Christian McCaffrey tweeted he is launching a new initiative to support healthcare workers in the Carolinas on Wednesday.

“Today I’m launching a new initiative called ’22 and You’ to support our frontline healthcare heroes in the Carolinas. Join me and give what you can,” McCaffrey tweeted. “Like all of you, I have been watching the COVID-19 public health emergency unfold with shock and sadness. I am moved by the heroic and selfless efforts of our frontline healthcare providers throughout the Carolinas and beyond. As such, I have decided to launch an effort to help them in their life-saving work.”

McCaffrey said he has created the program to raise much needed funds for healthcare workers.

“My partners at Lowe’s Home Improvement and Bose have stepped up and donated to the program,” he tweeted.

McCaffrey said he will be directing the funds raised to the NC Healthcare Foundation and South Carolina Hospital Association Foundation.

“I am personally matching the commitment of these great companies and encourage people to donate whatever (they) can,” he said.

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