12.03 2020 10:07h

Chiara Ferragni Raises Millions To Help Combat Coronavirus

The superstar Italian fashion blogger has created a Go Fund Me campaign to raise funds for ICU equipment in Italy
Chiara Ferragni, Emily Weiss, Raissa Gerona, Karen Wazen, Chiara Ferragni Go Fund Me

While certain infamous fashion personalities took to Instagram to share their “coronavirus-inspired” get-ups (Naomi Campbell, we’re looking at you) others have decided to use their influencer for good.

Superstar fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni (@chiaraferragni) has created a Go Fund Me campaign with her husband, Italian rapper/producer Federico Lucia (known professionally as Fedez), to help raise funds for ICU equipment in Milan. 

In a post on Instagram where she sports a white facemask with red straps, Ferragni describes the impact coronavirus has had on her country. 

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This is to fully explain the situation to all my foreigner followers (70% of my 18.7 millions) who clearly don’t understand the situation here in Italy at the moment: IT IS BAD. We have more than 10.000 cases, more than 600 deaths and more than 5000 people at the hospitals with bad conditions. The hospitals are not ready for all these cases and doctors and nurses are doing all they can to help as many as possible but if the number of sick doesn’t slow down they’ll have to start choosing patients based on how young and likely to survive they are. @fedez and I started a crowdfunding on Monday to help a hospital in Milan and it got over 3.6 millions € in offers and so many other people started collecting for other hospitals but there is still a lot that has to be done. The State decided to LOCK ALL OF THE ITALIANS inside their houses til April 3rd to prevent the virus to spread even more and to avoid the whole system and hospitals to collapse. We’re all living in quarantene right now, like some cities in China have done this past month. So please, start the awareness and understand that this is not a common flu and it’s way more dangerous for all of us: STAY IN as much as possible in this critical time. And If you can, help telling others to be careful and help Italy with its hospitals

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“This is to fully explain the situation to all my foreigner followers (70% of my 18.7 millions) who clearly don’t understand the situation here in Italy at the moment: IT IS BAD. We have more than 10.000 cases, more than 600 deaths and more than 5000 people at the hospitals with bad conditions,” Ferragni wrote.

“The hospitals are not ready for all these cases and doctors and nurses are doing all they can to help as many as possible but if the number of sick doesn’t slow down they’ll have to start choosing patients based on how young and likely to survive they are.”

The campaign has currently raised over €3.6 million out of its €4 million goal. Ferragni’s post has been liked over a million times with other famous content creators like Emily Weiss (@emilyweiss), Raissa Gerona (@raissagerona) and Karen Wazen (@karenwazen) showing their support within the comments.

Anyone looking for more information about Ferragni's Go Fund Me campaign can visit the page here.

Ferragni started her fashion blog, The Blonde Salad (@theblondesalad), in 2009 and rose to fame in 2011 after it was profile by prominent fashion magazines. 

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Photo credit: Chiara Ferragni.

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