ST. PAUL -- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today that forward Zach Parise and his wife, Alisha, have made a donation to Abbott Northwestern Hospital and to Children's Minnesota to help both hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We are happy to support Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Children's Minnesota during these trying times," said Zach Parise. "Both are tremendous organizations who continuously provide exceptional care for the Twin Cities. By making these donations, we hope others in our community will join us in helping front line workers and patients during this pandemic."
Thanks to the financial support from the Parise's, the Abbott Northwestern Foundation has started a COVID-19 Crisis Fund. The Abbott Northwestern Hospital COVID-19 Crisis Fund will be used to support all aspects of COVID-19 impact on Abbott Northwestern Hospital, including but not limited to operational needs, programs, supplies, equipment, facilities improvements and other patient care investments. If you would like to join the Parise's and make a donation to help support the Abbott Northwestern Hospital COVID-19 Crisis Fund please visit donate.allina.com.
The Parise family donation to Children's Minnesota will go to the Urgent Needs fund, a fund that allows the organization to direct philanthropic support to the area it's needed most. At this time Children's Minnesota is using donations to fund supplies to keep our patients and staff safe and healthy, technology to support services like virtual care to allow patients to heal from the safety of their homes and financial support for families who have a child with health needs but are also facing the reality of being out of work due to the pandemic. Children's Minnesota relies on the generosity of the community and donations are essential to ensuring Children's Minnesota remains a strong, vibrant pillar of the health care system in our region when this crisis ends. If you would like to join the Parise family and make a donation to help support Children's Minnesota during this time, please visit: www.childrensmn.org/support-childrens/giving-to-childrens.