Russell Wilson is known to draw huge numbers to the television on Sunday’s when he suits up for the Seattle Seahawks. But this Sunday, Wilson and his wife Ciara will host a vaccination special on NBC, to spread awareness about the vaccine. The special will feature a number of famous people including President Biden and former President Obama.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson often says his catchphrase of “no time to sleep”. And when he does, he often means it. The same goes for his charitable actions in the off-season. The NFL 2020 Walter Payton MOY will look to do his part in spreading awareness about the COVID-19 vaccine.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) April 13, 2021
Wilson will host a special called “Roll Up Your Sleeves” on April 18th
The purpose of the special will be to raise awareness for the vaccine and encourage Americans to get theirs. It will also look help combat misinformation regarding the vaccine. The NBC special will take place on Sunday, April 18th.
The Wilson’s will be joined by a host of other stars as well. Other celebrities and guest hosts will include US President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Doctor Anthony Fauci, will also be interviewed by actor Matthew McConaughey.
I just did a Zoom call with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy regarding the pause in the J&J vaccine. With only 6 cases of blood clots among the 6.8 million people who got J&J vaccinations, they pointed out the chance of getting hit by lightning is TWICE as high. pic.twitter.com/w0bJZ8po6u
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) April 13, 2021
Russell Wilson and Ciara pledge 1 million meals in relief due to Coronavirus pandemic 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/gc0DHx3Wan
— 247 Live Culture (@247LC) March 18, 2020
While Wilson has done his part for the community, he really took it upon himself to help the public suffering from the Covid pandemic. Wilson donated $1 million of his own wealth to Feeding America to help with food insecurity across the nation. Hopefully, Wilson’s special will help people understand the advantage of the vaccine and will eradicate misinformation.