Polaris Supports 'Goggles for Docs'
April 26 - Polaris has donated nearly 1,300 pairs of 509 and KLIM goggles to support 'Goggles For Docs', providing eyewear to healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic - the donation is said to equate to a MSRP of $72,200.
The goggles were distributed to hospitals and medical facilities across the nation including AMR Riverside in California, Newark Division of Fire & EMS in Ohio and Emory University Hospital in Georgia, among others.
"During these unprecedented times, we have seen so many examples of healthcare workers and first responders working in the most demanding circumstances despite the lack of PPE for the greater good," said Tom Delanoy, 509 founder and president. "Working with 'Goggles For Docs' to provide eyewear for those fighting on the frontlines of this pandemic seemed like a great way for us to contribute and we are humbled to be part of the solution."
'Goggles for Docs' is a grassroots effort to provide healthcare workers with ski, snowboard, snowmobile and off-road goggles as they treat COVID-19 patients, offering a solution to the shortages of healthcare eye protection. As of April 4, more than 29,000 goggles have been shipped across the United States.