International singer Pink shells out $1 million for coronavirus fight
Last week, American singer Pink tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and has isolated herself with her family to prevent the spread. She is now in recovery and willing to contribute in the world’s plight against this lethal threat.
She informed her fans and followers of their current condition, “My family was already sheltering at home and we continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor. Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative.”
On paying it forward
The 40-year-old three-time Grammy award winner also earlier said that it’s an absolute travesty and failure of their government to not make testing more widely accessible. She expressed her sentiments via an Instagram post.
“This illness is serious and real. People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities.”
In fact, to help battle the global pandemic, Pink is donating $1 million, which is set to be divided into two beneficiaries. The first $500,000 will be donated to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund while the remaining $500,000 will also be donated to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia.
Pink joins the growing number of celebrities who offered to shell out financial assistance among those heavily affected by this disease. She also thanked the frontliners in her post, “THANK YOU to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones. You are our heroes! These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home.”