The Thank You Caregiver Nation contest is a wrap! Here's what happened.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the 2016 Thank You Caregiver Nation contest! We were amazed and humbled by the response – there were so many truly touching stories of caregivers working tirelessly to help another in need. We'll be announcing the first winners soon, but in the meantime we're excited to share some updates about the contest. 

What's TYCN all about? 

If you're new to the contest, here's a quick summary to catch you up. 

Back in November (National Family Caregivers Month) Celebrity Chef Tiffani Faison helped to kick things off by surprising a caregiver with her famous BBQ cooked right in the caregiver's home. Naturally we had cameras rolling, so if you missed the video go check it out now!

With the contest officially on, people across the country went to TYcaregivers.com to enter. They were asked to nominate a caregiver (or themselves, if they are a caregiver) to receive free meals for a month from our awesome partner PeachDish, a nutritious meal kit delivery service based in Atlanta. Each entry included a story about why the caregiver deserves the nomination, or if nominating themselves, what they find rewarding about being a caregiver. The contest is now closed but we'll be picking a winner every month in 2017! 

Check out this infographic showing the "who, what, where and why" of the contest and don't forget to come back to our blog to hear the story of our first winner!