Dr. Fauci bobblehead sales have already raised $100,000 for coronavirus charity

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum recently announced that it was designing a Dr. Anthony Fauci bobblehead. The NBHFM pledged to donate $5 of each sale of the $25 item to support the 100 Million Mask Challenge—an initiative of the Protect the Heroes Campaign that is trying to increase the supply of surgical masks for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Less than a week later, they've already had enough pre-sale orders to raise over $100,000 for the cause.


Dr. Fauci has become a folk hero of sorts during the pandemic. As the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a position he's held since 1984, Dr. Fauci is one of the expert faces of the White House's coronavirus response team. He has brought a measure of professionalism and expertise and well-informed calm that's been praised by people of all political persuasions, so it's no wonder there's such a demand for a bobblehead of his likeness.

The NBHFM announced on its Facebook page that as of last night the Dr. Fauci bobblehead had become the best-selling bobblehead of all time.

NBHFM co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar described to ASI the multiple goals of the Fauci bobblehead sales.

"We will continue these efforts to raise funds to defeat COVID-19 and keep the nation's first responders safe while making people smile during these unprecedented and difficult times," he said. "I also hope we will inspire other businesses and individuals to help others during this pandemic with their unique talents and capabilities."

Dr. Fauci was asked on Fox News for his thoughts on the bobblehead, to which he laughed and replied, "You know, I'm sorry, but I can't get involved with that peripheral stuff. Bobbleheads—that's nice if someone wants to do it, but I have other things to worry about."

Yes you do, Dr. Fauci. And we're oh so grateful for it.

The Dr. Fauci bobblehead can be preordered here.

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"The first barrier is lack of funding. COVID-19 has deeply impacted many of our supporters, and we presume it will continue to do so. Current market volatility has caused many of our supporters to scale back or withdraw their support altogether," said Brisa de Angulo, co-founder of A Breeze of Hope Foundation, a non-profit that prevents childhood sexual violence in Bolivia and winner of the 2020 Elevate Prize.

To help social entrepreneurs scale their impact for the second year in a row, The Elevate Prize is awarding $5 million to 10 innovators, activists, and problem–solvers who are making a difference in their communities every day.

"We want to see extraordinary people leading high-impact projects that are elevating opportunities for all people, elevating issues and their solutions, or elevating understanding of and between people," The Elevate Prize website states.

Founded in 2019 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Joseph Deitch, The Elevate Prize is dedicated to giving unsung social entrepreneurs the necessary resources to scale their impact and to ultimately help inspire and awaken the hero in all of us.

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The application process will take place in two phases. Applicants have till May 5 for Phase 1, which will include a short written application. A select number of those applicants will then be chosen for Phase 2, which includes a more robust set of questions later this summer. Ten winners will be announced in October 2021.

In addition to money, winners will also receive support from The Elevate Prize to help amplify their mission, achieve their goals, and receive mentorship and industry connections.

Last year, 1,297 candidates applied for the prize.

The 10 winners include Simprints, a UK-based nonprofit implementing biometric solutions to give people in the developing world hope and access to a better healthcare system; ReThink, a patented, innovative app that detects offensive messages and gives users a chance to reconsider posting them; and Guitars Over Guns, an organization bridging the opportunity gap for youth from vulnerable communities through transformational access to music, connectivity, and self-empowerment.

You can learn more about last year's winners, here.

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