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National Nurses Week might be seven days, but we’ve been appreciating these warriors on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic for months.

Everyone from Cinnabon to Subway is offering deals on food May 6-12, but one company wants to give nurses a real break.

» Celebrating Nurses: Winners of the AJC's Nursing Excellence Awards will send up to 50 nurses to Mexico for a three-night, all inclusive vacation. Cheap Caribbean is calling it the "Beach Shift."

If you know a nurse who deserves some time away — they all do — you can enter their name into the random drawing.

"Nurses have made incredible sacrifices during these unprecedented times. To show them our gratitude for everything they do and for helping keep us safe, we're giving them a shot at a free beach vacay," the website states on its submissions page.

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Fifty nurses "(one per state) will win a well-earned escape to a tropical destination, where they'll stay at a Riu Hotels & Resorts property for their choice of three nights between August 1, 2020 and December 15, 2021."

The only snag is that airfare is not included.

Nominations can be submitted from 9 a.m. May 6 until 11:59 p.m. May 12, and all nominees must be 21 years old. You can read the full terms of the contest here.

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