Bengal QB Andy Dalton & wife JJ commit $150K gift to U.C. Health to support COVID-19 crisis response team

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CINCINNATI, OH (April 20,2020) – 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. 

              Andy Dalton & wife Jordan Jones commit $15K to U.C. Health for COVID-19 support (Stock photos) 

Cincinnati Bengal quarterback Andy Dalton and his wife JJ reached out to find a way they could help support the health care community COVID-19 response.  Dalton was drafted by the Benglas in 2011 and has been a resident of the Cincinnati area for nine years since.  He and JJ were seeking a way to directly impact patients and the immediate needs of fellow 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,” said Dalton. “We’re honored to support our health care heroes in this fight.” 

A UC Health employee wearing personal protective equipment (Provided) 

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. 

Since launching in late March, the UC Health Crisis Response Fund has already raised $134,180 raised from 382 gifts, not including this commitment from the Dalton family.  


“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.” 

Click here to watch the video message Andy Dalton shared with U.C. Health employees early Monday, April 20,2020

Click here to learn more about the UC Health Crisis Fund 

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