May 6th through May 11th, 2019, is Nurse Appreciate Week, and Cinnabon is showing its appreciation by offering all healthcare workers a MiniBon Roll or BonBites (4-ct.) for FREE at participating locations. Nurses just need to show their healthcare ID badge. This is a way to say thank you to nurses for all of their hard work and compassion.
Just stop by any participating Cinnabon during normal operating hours and show your healthcare badge. You’ll find Cinnabon in Crabtree Valley Mall (Raleigh), Triangle Town Center (Raleigh), and Streets at Southpoint (Durham). Find the one closest to you, and, if you’d like to verify, give them a call to make sure they’re participating.
Also, PDQ is offering nurses 50% off their order on Tuesday, May 7th. (They’re combining the promotion with Teacher Appreciation Day.)
Cinnabon has been offering this freebie to nurses for quite a while, but you might be interested in the story behind the promotion:
Cinnabon Partnership with The DAISY Foundation
Our philosophy is to serve those who serve others. Keeping true to the values of the brand, Cinnabon® is a proud supporter of the The DAISY Foundation™.
Established in 1999, The DAISY Foundation’s mission is to recognize the exceptional work that nurses do for patients and families every day. The DAISY, acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, was founded by Bonnie and Mark Barnes of Glen Ellen, California and their family members.
Cinnabon & The DAISY Foundation Connection
The DAISY Foundation was established after Mark’s son, Pat, died of complications from an auto-immune disease. During his extended hospital stay, Pat had stopped eating until his father, Mark, brought a Cinnabon. Pat asked to for “bite”, and continued to eat all of it. From then on, Pat continued to eat Cinnabon Classic rolls, and insisted his father bring additional Cinnabons to share with his care nurses.
Since its inception, the foundation has presented more than 2,500 nurses in over 200 medical facilities nationwide with The DAISY Award, which includes Cinnabon rolls and gift certificates for each recipient.
National Nurse Week
Introduced in 1982, National Nurse Week is celebrated annually in May. The week begins on May 6th, and ends on Florence Nightingale’s Birthday, May 12. During this time, hospitals and healthcare organizations similar to the Daisy Foundation, take the time to recognize the nursing community for the extraordinary care that they provide on a daily basis. Cinnabon is proud to join in the celebration by offering promoting at participating bakeries.