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Trail Blazers Owner Paul Allen Gives $100 Million to Fight Ebola

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen gives $100 million to fight Ebola, invites others to join.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Stephanie Strom of the New York Times reports that Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has pledged to donate $100 million to the fight against Ebola.

[Allen] said when he first began hearing about the Ebola outbreak in July, he had a "nagging sense" that it could spiral out of control. "We're up against an extremely tough opponent here," he said. "The exponential nature of the growth of this disease is really a challenge - we've already seen in the U.S. where one case quickly became two."

Allen has also created the website to crowdsource smaller donations to fund Ebola projects. He has a long history of philanthropy through the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, funding advances in Science & Technology, education, and the arts.

Hat tip to Corvid for her excellent work bringing this to our attention in the Fanshots.

--Dave / @DaveDeckard @Blazersedge