Ayyyye! Some of your favorite stars are coming together to amplify the CDC's Emergency Response campaign to help raise funds to fight Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Now that things have gotten serious, celebrities have stepped to the forefront to not only warn us and raise awareness in the importance of social distancing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
While everyone is sitting at the crib working from home or finding ways to spend new found time with Netflix, finding fame on Tik Tok or flexing your Twitter fingers, celebrities are using their platforms to raise awareness by teaming up with the CDC Foundation.
The campaign raises money for the foundation’s Emergency Response Fund. Celebrities are making donations ancs creating their own digital avatars through Genies and the CDC Foundation. If you're online like everyone else, you may have noticed a handful of celebrities including Billy Rae Cyrus, Louis The Child, Elvis Duran and many others changed their online avatars with the hashtag #COLIV_20.
In a post on Instagram, Billy Ray Cyrus said, "’19 brought COVID-19 into our world and has taken it by storm, but ’20 marks the year we unite to take it back. Even though we are socially distanced in the physical world, we can live together in the digital world. #COLIV_20 begins now. Join by donating to the CDC Foundation."
Elvis Duran explained, "#COVID19 came into our world, now we must unite to take it back. Even though we are socially distanced in the physical world, we can live together here in the digital one. #COLIV_20 begins now!"
Funds raised in the campaign will be used to:
- Help communities prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19
- Deploy emergency staffing with the skills required to meet the needs on the front lines at the state and local level
- Fund and deliver critical home essentials, such as food and medical needs to quarantined and isolated individuals
- Develop education and awareness campaigns to advance prevention and reduce stigma
- Build capacity and infrastructure for global response efforts and other immediate needs as they evolve
Donate and/orcreate your own Genie avatarnow.