Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has announced a $100,000 donation to the Mayo Clinic to increase COVID-19 coronavirus testing capabilities.

KAT made the announcement on Instagram:

“My hope is that we can fight this virus quicker and more efficiently by increasing the testing capabilities and availability and Mayo Clinic’s overall COVID-19 response.  This is why I will be donating $100K to support these efforts. Thank you to the Mayo Clinic workers and all health-care workers who are working around the clock to treat us. You are our heroes.  We’re all in this together, let’s protect ourselves and the community around us.”

According to a related article on StarTribune.com, the donation will have a great impact.

Dr. William Morice II, chairman of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic says the $100,000 donation will help speed up their ability to offer COVID-19 tests.

In raw numbers, it will help Mayo Clinic increase its testing capacity from 200 per day to over 1,000 in coming weeks.

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