Athletes from NFL, NBA and more launch campaign on National Nurses Day to honor coronavirus health care heroes

At the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic are those on the health care front line working tirelessly to keep us safe and healthy. This week, athletes from 14 professional sports leagues across the globe, including the NFL, NBA and MLB, are dedicating their jerseys and uniforms to a special health care hero protecting the community in which they live.

"The Real Heroes Project" officially launched Wednesday on National Nurses Day -- and the tributes, using the hashtag #TheRealHeroes, are moving. Some of our favorites so far: