It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been unprecedented – in fact, we hear that term so much that it hardly seems apt anymore to begin to describe the last 12 months. COVID-19 has been the grim centerpiece of much of that year, and, like many nonprofits, JOF has had to work hard to keep serving our constituents in this continually challenging environment.
However, thanks to you – our volunteers, donors, sponsors, students, preceptors, and team – we have weathered this storm. And we’re proud to say that we still managed to accomplish a fair amount.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson Orthopedic Foundation’s Third Annual Canes Film Festival & Gala Celebrates Orthopedic Education and Health
Oakland’s newest film festival raises needed funds to train nurses to treat orthopedic patients
October 20, 2020, Oakland, California — Canes is coming! And despite the challenges of COVID-19, the show must go on!
Following two very successful in-person events in 2018 and 2019, Jackson Orthopedic Foundation (JOF) will celebrate orthopedic health education virtually at its 3rd Annual Canes Film Festival & Gala on Sunday, November 8, 2020, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. PST on Zoom and YouTube. This year’s festival theme is “The Show Must Go On”— because we simply can’t be sidelined by the current health crisis!
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.4 million health care workers — many of them nurses — were laid off or furloughed in April.
Our nurses are in trouble. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, many nurses who treat patients living with muscle, bone and joint disorders are having their pay cut, or being laid off or furloughed. Orthopedic procedures have been canceled or delayed, and some medical practices have been forced to close.
We're the staff and volunteers at Jackson Orthopedic Foundation, committed to improving the lives of patients with musculoskeletal conditions through education, research and service.