Coronavirus: Anthony Fauci bobbleheads will help raise funds for 100 Million Mask Challenge

Coronavirus: Anthony Fauci bobbleheads will help raise funds for 100 Million Mask Challenge
Dr. Anthony Fauci will be featured in his own bobblehead this summer, according to the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. (National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum)

MILWAUKEE — Anthony Fauci has never been one to simply nod in agreement when it comes to discussing the coronavirus pandemic. However, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will be nodding his head -- as a bobblehead.

Really.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced a presale Wednesday of a bobblehead to honor Fauci, 79, a prominent member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and a favorite on news programs.

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The museum announced it would donate $5 from every bobblehead, which will retail for $25 (plus $8 shipping), to the American Hospital Association in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge.

“Bobbleheads are the ultimate honor, and we think Dr. Fauci deserves it given what he has done and continues to do for our country and the world in the battle against COVID-19,” Phil Sklar, the co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, said in a news release. “We received a lot of requests for a bobblehead of Dr. Fauci and are excited to be able to use the bobblehead to raise funds for a vital organization that is helping limit the spread of the coronavirus while making people smile during these unprecedented times.”

The bobbleheads are expected to be shipped in July, according to the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum website. For those who want to add the Fauci bobblehead to their collection -- at a safe distance apart from one another -- they can be preordered at the museum’s online store.