Sales of Dr. Anthony Fauci bobblehead help raise $100K for COVID-19 medical equipment

Posted at 8:44 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 11:44:22-04

(KGTV) – At least $100,000 in COVID-19-related donations was reached thanks to the sale of bobbleheads featuring White House infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Last week, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced it created a bobblehead in honor of the White House Coronavirus Task Force member because many across the country saw him as a hero in the fight against the pandemic.

Fauci has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984.

Pre-orders of the $25 Dr. Fauci bobblehead were made available on the museum's online store, with $5 of every order going towards the American Hospital Association to support its 100 Million Mask Challenge -- an initiative to get more personal protective equipment to health care workers.

The bobblehead features Fauci wearing a suit and showing how the nation needs to “flatten the curve.” Click here to pre-order the bobblehead

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum said the Fauci bobblehead has become its best-selling statue of all time, surpassing the Sister Jean bobblehead that gained popularity during the Loyola men’s basketball team’s run to the 2018 Final Four.