Long Island woman to ‘Pedal for PPE,’ for homecare nurses
As the fight against COVID-19 continues, there's a group of heroes that may be getting overlooked - but one Long Island woman is trying to change that.
Homecare nurses and physical therapists continue to visit recovering COVID-19 patients at home and are required to wear the same level of PPE equipment as hospital employees.
That's where Susan Roman comes in.
Susan is a physical therapist for the Catholic home agency. On Saturday, she's planning a 100-mile bike ride, 'Pedal for PPE,' to raise money to purchase and donate more PPE.
"I started doing triathlons in 2003, and I always have done long distance events, and I have a love for cycling and long-distance riding, so I figured let me combine that with let me raise money and awareness for all the good we're doing in the homes," says Susan.
During each visit, Susan and her colleagues are required to use a hair bonnet, face shield, eye protection, a gown, an N-95 mask, a surgical mask, gloves and shoe covers.
On Saturday, Susan will begin her journey in Baiting Hollow and 100 miles later will end up at the Montauk Lighthouse.
If you'd like to donate to Pedals For PPE, click here.