Mayo Clinic Setting Up Donations For Coronavirus Research in Honor of Jackie Towns

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[caption id="attachment_295380" align="aligncenter" width="546"] (BRIAN PETERSON | STAR TRIBUNE)[/caption] The Minnesota Timberwolves, the Mayo Clinic, and Karl-Anthony Towns are teaming up to do their part in trying to find a way to conquer the novel coronavirus by establishing a fund that will be used to research a vaccine for COVID-19. The philanthropic move is designed to honor the mother of Towns, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, who tragically passed away from the virus on April 13. To kick off the funding, KAT donated $100,000 earlier on Sunday. The Mayo Clinic is a non-profit organization out of Rochester, MN that helps provide "the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research.". They have been connected to the Timberwolves organization since 2014. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so by clicking the link here. The Mayo Clinic had already started the 'The COVID-19 Research Fund', which is designed to accelerate "targeted research, vaccine development and gene therapies to help coronavirus patients get the best care possible.", according to their website. All of the money donated will go directly to the fund. In an announcement following the passing of Jackie Towns, her family released the following statement:
“Jackie was many things to many people — a wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. The matriarch of the Towns family, she was an incredible source of strength; a fiery, caring, extremely loving person, who touched everyone she met. Her passion was palpable and her energy will never be replaced.”

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