For Immediate Release
Mark Goldberg, 719.532.8436

Kansas School Nurse Receives $1,000 Award from California Casualty


San Mateo, CA, April 27, 2017 – Nurse Cindy Prescott’s heart is still pounding after receiving a $1,000 Nurses Night Out from California Casualty.

Cindy has been the nurse for the Great Bend School District, in Great Bend, Kansas, for 25 years. She said that she loves providing care to the students, who often give hugs at school and recognize her when she is out in the community. With so many years as the school nurse, she is seeing second and third generations of the same families.

Cindy began her nursing career in surgery but found working in the school environment much more rewarding. “Kids give you the thanks you don’t always get elsewhere,” she said.

The contest was created to thank RNs and nurse practitioners for the long hours they put in offering comfort and healing to patients and families. Winners can use the $1,000 prize any way they wish: hitting the town in a rented limousine, hosting a party, or taking a relaxing day at the spa. They are only limited by their imagination.

Cindy plans on applying the money to her annual Kansas University basketball season tickets, and possibly for a short vacation.

“California Casualty protects American heroes, and we want to show our appreciation to the men and women who take care of America,’” said California Casualty Sr. Vice President, Mike McCormick.

“I usually stay in the background and do my job, but this award makes me feel very appreciated and really great,” Cindy added.

The winning has just begun; there will be three more $1,000 Nurses Night Out awards given this year by California Casualty. The entry deadline for the next drawing is June 16, 2017, with a winner announced in July. Complete rules, information and the entry form can be found at

Other important deadlines are:

  • September 15, with the third quarter winner announced in October
  • December 8, with the fourth quarter winner announced before the end of the year

Entrants must be 18 years old. Residents of Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New York and Wisconsin are not eligible, and winners must be currently employed as or retired as a nurse (RN, LPN, NP), or be a member of the Ohio Nurses Association or the Oregon Nurses Association.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to educators, firefighters, law enforcement and nurses across the country. Founded in 1914, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. To learn more about California Casualty, or to request an auto insurance quote, please visit or call 1.800.800.9410.

Nurses Night Out winner Cindy Prescott

Nurses Night Out winner Cindy Prescott (center) with (L to R) Beth Reins—local President of Great Bend Education Association, Emily Mulch—Arkansas Valley UniServ President, California Casualty Kansas Partner Relations Manager Cindy Freeman, Sherri Schwantz—Vice President of KNEA