Madonna Unites with Bill Gates to Donate $1 Million Dollars to Coronavirus Research

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - MAY 18: Madonna, performs live on stage after the 64th annual Eurovision Song Contest held at Tel Aviv Fairgrounds on May 18, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)
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Madonna is putting her money where her heart is. The singer/cultural icon has announced a $1 million dollar donation to to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations’ Therapeutics Accelerator program, which is working to find a drug to cure or treat COVID-19.

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"Individually and globally, we are obviously living in a state of emergency," Madonna said on Instagram. " I must admit, it took me time to accept and process and modify my own lifestyle so I can protect the lives of my family, myself and the rest of the human race. I cannot express enough the importance of people taking this virus seriously.”

Madonna would expound on those feeling via her official website: "I’m talking about this: I am so impressed by the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator’s urgent efforts to find new or existing drugs that could effectively prevent or treat the disease. Harnessing the strength and knowledge of the research community, the Accelerator’s critical scientific progress will inform how we end this pandemic and prevent future impact from the virus. I send enormous gratitude and strength to the courageous first responders, medical professionals and scientists who are protecting our communities, those suffering and our most vulnerable."

Madonna’s generous donation will go toward the COVID-19 Response Fund operated by Gates Philanthropy Partners.

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