On Friday, May 14, John’s Crazy Socks will be recognized as a Community Honoree during the Stronger Together: Virtual Benefit for Good Samaritan Hospital. Good Samaritan will recognize John and Mark X. Cronin, co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, for their support of the hospital and frontline workers during the pandemic year.
“We are so grateful for this honor,” said John Cronin. “We are thankful for the work of the frontline healthcare workers and everyone at Good Samaritan and what they have done for all of us during the COVD-19 pandemic.”
The benefit will kick off at 7 p.m. and supporters can view the event via Facebook or YouTube. There will be interviews with the honorees, including John and Mark, and an evening of fun and entertainment. There will be special performances by The Covid Fighters, a super band of Catholic Health-affiliated doctors and employees, and Sweet Suzi, Anna-Belle and The Jim Moran Band, and inspiring stories from healthcare heroes from the past year. All proceeds from this unique virtual event will benefit Emergency Services at Good Samaritan Hospital! You can this support this cause by visiting https://go.rallyup.com/gsh-benefit.
John’s Crazy Socks Supports Good Samaritan Hospital
To celebrate and thank healthcare workers during the pandemic, John’s Crazy Socks created a line of Healthcare Superhero Socks. John’s Crazy Socks made the This Superhero Wears Scrubs Socks to celebrate the work done by our frontline health care workers. The company donates 10 percent from the sale of those socks to the Covid-19 Relief Fund at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in John’s home, Long Island.
“Saying thank you and raising money for Good Samaritan makes me so happy,” said John Cronin, co-founder and inspiration for John’s Crazy Socks. “I love Good Sam. I even got to judge the employee Gingerbread House contest this year.”
“We are so appreciative of John’s Crazy Socks for recognizing the work of our health care heroes while supporting the COVID-19 Crisis Response at Good Sam,” said Ruth E. Hennessey, President of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. “The Crisis Response Fund is helping us respond to this pandemic by supporting our efforts on every front as we work together to care for our patients in their hour of greatest need while also caring for our team on the frontlines.”
John knows first-hand of the work and commitment from frontline workers during the pandemic. He contracted the COVID-19 virus and spent eight days in the hospital. Because John has Down syndrome, he faced a much greater risk with the virus: people with Down syndrome who contract the COVID-19 virus are five times more likely to require hospitalization and ten times more likely to die. John knows how much he depended on the care of so many health care workers. The brilliant and compassionate care he received from so many doctors, nurses and staff helped him make a full recovery.
Mark X. Cronin, John’s co-founder and father, said, “John’s Crazy Socks is a social enterprise and Giving Back is an essential part of our mission. We are so grateful for the work done by everyone at Good Samaritan and want to do all we can to say thank you.”
In addition to the This Superhero Wears Scrubs Socks, John’s Crazy Socks has also made Health Care Superhero Socks to benefit the American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund.
About Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), not-for-profit hospital serving the communities on the south shore of Long Island in West Islip, New York. Good Samaritan’s high-quality medical services extend across the continuum of care to all disciplines, both for inpatients and outpatients. To learn more, you can visit their website and you can donate directly to the Covid-19 Relief Fund here.
About John’s Crazy Socks
John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” For more information, visit our webpage, Facebook page, Instagram account or YouTube channel. You can also contact us at 631-760-5625 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.