Dr. Fauci Bobbleheads Raise $100,000 in Donations

The bobbleheads are helping to flatten the curve like the famous doctor himself.

Last week, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee announced they would be launching a Dr. Anthony Fauci bobblehead in his honor. $5 of the proceeds of the bobbleheads would go to the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) 100 Million Mask Challenge through the Protect the Heroes Campaign to provide medical workers with the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need. In just a week, the company has already raised $100,000 in donations.

The Dr. Fauci bobblehead is now the company’s best-selling bobblehead, beating out its predecessor, the Sister Jean bobblehead, which became popular back in 2018 during the NCAA Tournament. 

“In less than a week since launching the bobblehead to honor Dr. Fauci with a bobblehead, we have received orders from all 50 states and over a dozen countries,” says Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

Sklar went live today for a virtual check presentation to Alice Ayres, the President and CEO of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and is thrilled to be able to make such a considerable donation.

During the virtual check presentation, Ayres conveyed her gratitude, saying, “I want to thank all of the folks who have already gone ahead and purchased these bobbleheads and especially you Phil and your team at the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. On behalf of all of our hospital members and all of the healthcare workers throughout this country who are fighting this fight on the frontlines, we are so grateful for your contribution.”

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will continue their efforts against defeating COVID-19 by continuing to sell the Dr. Fauci bobbleheads. “We hope the bobbleheads and the impact they are having puts a smile on people’s faces during these unprecedented times and inspires small businesses to do whatever they can to make a difference in the fight against the coronavirus,” says Sklar.

In addition to the Dr. Fauci bobbleheads, Sklar said during the virtual check presentation that they are exploring the option of creating bobbleheads for other individuals who have played prominent roles during the pandemic, like healthcare workers, and hopes to be able to present Ayres with more donations for the Protect the Heroes campaign in the upcoming weeks.

Dr. Fauci bobbleheads can be purchased for $25 each with a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 with $5 of the proceeds going to the 100 Million Mask Challenge. The bobbleheads can be purchased here.

Additionally, individuals can also donate to their local hospitals through the Protect the Heroes Campaign, which can be accessed here.

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Allie is an Editorial Intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is a junior at UW-Milwaukee studying Creative Writing and Journalism. You can follow her on Instagram at @alliehabck