Acton Bobblehead to Raise Money for PPE Fund

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will produce a figure of Dr. Amy Acton, with a portion of sales being donated to the Protect The Heroes fund. 

The fund was created in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge, which aims to provide personal protective equipment to health-care workers nationwide.

“Bobbleheads are the ultimate honor and we think Dr. Acton deserves it given what she has done and continues to do for the state of Ohio and the country in the battle against COVID-19,” said museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar in a statement. 

The bobblehead, available for preorder here, will feature Acton in her lab coat standing at a podium adorned with the Ohio state flag. The figures are $25 each, with $8 flat-rate shipping; they will ship in July. Five dollars from each sale will be donated to Protect The Heroes. 

Acton was named director of the Ohio Department of Health in 2019. In the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Ohio was the first state to ban gatherings of more than 100 people and close restaurants and bars to dine-in service. In the time since, Acton has received the Spirit of Columbus Award and been called “Ohio’s trusted face during the pandemic” by the Dayton Daily News.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame recently released figures of Gov. Mike DeWine and Dr. Anthony Fauci, which is the most popular ever produced by the museum with more than 32,000 sold. 

The sale of the bobbleheads, along with figures of the Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York, Gavin Newsome of California and Tony Evers of Wisconsin and White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, have raised more than $175,000 for Protect The Heroes.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.