Mark Zuckerberg And Wife Priscilla Donate $25M To Fight Ebola

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has just announced on Facebook that he and his wife 
Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician, have made a grant of $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation in support of fighting Ebola — the deadly, viral disease that started in Africa, has infected over 8,000 people, and is spreading fast, with little in the way of a failsafe cure.
Zuckerberg and Chan have donated to other charitable causes — namely in the area of education, where their Startup:Education organization has backed companies building innovative educational platforms and services. They also donated $120 million to Bay Area schools earlier this year. The pair are considered some of the biggest philanthropists at the moment in the U.S. In 2013, their collective donations of nearly $1 billion, to educational and health/science foundations, were the biggest of the year.
With events like the Ice Bucket Challenge demonstrating that viral internet memes can extend beyond sneezing pandas and biting infants, it will be interesting to see whether another urgent cause, an actual virus, which threatens to become an even bigger health crisis than it is already, will get people buzzing.

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Ammar Pasha

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.

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