Celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Jimmy Fallon, and Jake Gyllenhaal are raising money for healthcare heroes working the frontlines at Mount Sinai amid the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 New Yorkers.
Donations go directly towards helping medical professionals working to fight COVID-19.
Other big names helping to raise funds for the initiative include Ashely Graham, Ellen DeGeneres, Alex Rodriguez, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lindsay Vonn, Adriana Lima, Bette Midler, Heidi Klum, Alyssa Milano, Julianne Moore, Claudia Oshry of @GirlWithNoJob, Devon Windsor, Debra Messing, Jill Zarin and more.
Stars are using Flowcode technology to spread the word. Donations can be made by scanning the code using your phone camera or one can donate directly to their website.
“Every little bit helps the staff at Mount Sinai save and protect lives — from $10 covering one lunch for a healthcare worker to $20 covering an Uber ride home after a long shift,” the Flowcode team told Page Six.
We’re told their efforts have helped raise nearly $1 million for healthcare workers so far.
“Our clinicians are caring for the ever-rising number of NYC patients and our researchers are developing tests and searching for a vaccine. We have the expertise and commitment to tackle this challenge,” the Mount Sinai Health System said in a statement. “The time is now and the need is urgent. NYC is the epicenter of the virus and Mount Sinai is the epicenter of NYC. Thank you for your partnership as we navigate these difficult times together.”
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