SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The True Hero Fund will be the first charitable organization to use Instagram’s new Live Donation feature at an IG Live telethon today, April 29th, 2020 at 7:00pm EDT. The Instagram Live event will last four hours from 7:00pm to 11:00pm EDT and will be hosted by Instagram celebrity Tank Sinatra. Tank Sinatra has more than 7.1 million followers on Instagram through his four Instagram accounts @Tank.Sinatra , @TanksGoodNews, @InfluencersInTheWild and @MemeDaddy. The celebrities participating in the event have more than 75.0 million Instagram followers in total. The funds raised will go directly to the True Hero Fund, a non-profit fund launched last week to support the medical heroes fighting the war against COVID-19.
In addition to Tank Sinatra, there will be over 45 celebrities and Instagram stars joining the IG Live telethon including:
The True Hero Fund provides crucial assistance directly to doctors, nurses, paramedics and other frontline medical professionals so they get the PPE and other essential resources they need. The fund also provides grants directly to medical professionals who have made enormous sacrifices providing extraordinary levels of care to their patients, and who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic. The True Hero Fund was launched by venture capitalist Todd Chaffee and his wife Kat to honor the brave medical professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 war. They have donated $1.0 million to the fund and are providing an additional $1.0 million to match donations made by individual donors.
About the True Hero Foundation
The True Hero Foundation was established by Todd Chaffee and his wife Kat to 1) identify those individuals making extraordinary contributions to humanity, 2) assist these individuals as much as possible, and 3) honor them as True Heroes for their exemplary sacrifice and service. The foundation is managing and administering the True Hero Fund currently providing support to the doctors, nurses and other frontline medical professionals fighting in the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Chaffee has been recognized by Forbes and The New York Times as one of the world’s top venture capitalists. He is ranked #6 on the Forbes Midas List of Top 10 Founder VCs and has appeared on the Forbes Midas List nine times. He was also selected for The New York Times/CB Insights List of Top 100 Venture Capitalists in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.