Nike to donate 140,000 pieces of sports equipment to healthcare workers
The Nike logo is seen in a shop window in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Reuters
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Nike has announced that it will donate 140,000 pieces of sports equipment to healthcare workers around the world.
Working in partnership with non-profit company Good360 in the US and local organizations across Europe, Nike says it will provide doctors with footwear, clothing and other equipment.
The sportswear giant says it will donate 30,000 pairs of its Nike Air Zoom Pulse to doctors working at hospitals in Chicago, Los Angeles, Memphis and New York, and at the Veterans Health Administration.
Nike says the Air Zoom Pulse, first released in November 2019, was designed specifically for healthcare workers.
Before designing the trainer, a team from Nike traveled to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon to observe doctors at work.
They took into account the challenges of people at work – including long hours on their feet and liquid spills – and the comfort needed for long shifts.
2,500 pairs are being donated to hospitals across Europe, including Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, Paris and Belgium, Nike added in a statement on Monday.
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Healthcare workers in New York and Los Angeles will also receive approximately 95,000 pairs of football socks that provide light compression.
“The effort is led by messages of gratitude to healthcare professionals,” Nike added in the statement.
“Athlete to athlete, Nike athletes recognize the physical and mental resilience of health athletes.”
As of Tuesday morning, there were a total of 3,606,038 confirmed virus cases worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
More than a million of those cases are in the United States, which has recorded more than 68,000 dates.
In the UK, confirmed cases stand at almost 200,000, with 28,909 additional deaths.