Dolly Parton donates $1 toward fighting against serious diseases in children
Good golly, Mrs. Dolly!
Dolly Parton has donated $1 million toward pediatric infectious disease research. The funds, that are going to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will ultimately help fight against serious diseases in children.
This comes after her $1 million donations to the Medical Center during the pandemic that helped kickstart the fight against COVID-19, which then birthed the Moderna vaccine.
Professor of Pediatrics and director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Mr. Mark Denision, says he is deeply honored by her contribution and “this gift will accelerate our work and support new ideas.”
We're grateful to announce @DollyParton's $1million contribution to support pediatric infectious disease research! This generous gift along with her support of pediatric cancer care will help us accelerate research & treatment for life-threatening diseases https://t.co/UGr1ZzgTbn pic.twitter.com/kgCF3NwAOF— Children's at VUMC (@VUMCchildren) June 15, 2022
Parton has also helped raise $1 million for a new hospital in her hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee.
Her next venture is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on November 5th.