Mattel’s Inc. #ThankYouHeroes includes local physician
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By OTS Staff
8 News Now shared the exciting news that Las Vegas physician, Dr. Audrey Cruz, was fashioned into a Barbie Doll in honor of her contributions as she continues fighting COVID-19. As the world collectively experiences hardships due to the virus, this uplifting news is a welcomed breath of fresh air. Mattel Inc.’s #ThankYouHeroes is a program featuring unsung heroes working on the frontlines to save lives and treat patients battling COVID. Dr. Audrey Cruz and all the frontline workers sacrificing their own safety to care for others does not go unnoticed and this program aims to show them appreciation for their noble work.
Mattel says that Las Vegas Dr. Audrey Sue Cruz, 29, not only sheds light on the hardworking medical workers, but also as part of the movement of Asian-American doctors fighting against racial bias and discrimination amid the pandemic, according to the source.
Dr. Audrey Cruz’s doll joins other courageous role models that are also now Barbie Dolls that were commemorated for their “positive impact” and amicable efforts in combating COVID-19.
On her Instagram, which has 111k followers, Dr. Cruz shares her journey as a medical professional, motivational quotes, food, travel, beauty products and heartwarming photos with loved ones.
With great excitement, she announced on her Instagram how it felt to be part of the #ThankYouHeroes Barbie collection, “I’m SO incredibly honored to be a Barbie Role Model as part of their #ThankYou Heroes program. With this honor, I hope to shine light on the commitment and compassion all frontline workers exhibited over the past year and a half and every single day. I hope to represent minorities in America and encourage cultural advocacy.”
She takes the opportunity in this moment to empower minorities, hard working mothers, young women and children with the message that “they can be ANYTHING that they want to be.”
For each eligible Barbie doctor, nurse, and paramedic doll sold at Target, Mattel announced they will donate $5 to the First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF), a non-profit organization dedicated to benefitting the children of first responders.