Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million to Vanderbilt Hospital for Coronavirus Cure Research

Dolly Parton is stepping up to help fight the coronavirus.

On Wednesday, the entertainment icon said she has donated $1 million to Vanderbilt Hospital as it fights to find a treatment for COVID-19.


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“My longtime friend Dr. Naji Abumrad, who’s been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting advancements towards research of the coronavirus for a cure,” wrote Parton. “I am making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt towards that research.”

She’s encouraging other who “can afford it” to make contributions, too.

Earlier this week, the 74-year-old entertainer shared a message for first responders and medical personnel fighting the coronavirus, likening the pandemic to “a war.”

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SOURCE: Faithwire, Tré Goins-Phillips