Dolly Parton donates $1M to infectious illness analysis

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Singer Dolly Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt College Medical Heart for pediatric infectious illness analysis, the hospital introduced Wednesday. Parton beforehand donated to the medical middle in April 2020 to assist fund COVID-19 vaccine analysis. 

“Dolly’s previous support to infectious disease research, and also our pediatric cancer program, has already saved countless lives,” Dr. Jeff Balser President and CEO of VUMC and Dean of the Vanderbilt College Faculty of Drugs mentioned in a press release. 

Parton’s donation will fund additional analysis in understanding how micro organism and viruses trigger illness in addition to diagnosing and treating infections in kids all through the world.  

Dolly Parton and longtime friend, Naji Abumrad, MD. (Photo courtesy of Dolly Parton via Vanderbilt University Medical Center)

Dolly Parton and longtime good friend, Naji Abumrad, MD. (Photograph courtesy of Dolly Parton by way of Vanderbilt College Medical Heart)
(Photograph courtesy of Dolly Parton by way of Vanderbilt College Medical Heart))

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“I love all children. No child should ever have to suffer, and I’m willing to do my part to try and keep as many of them as I can as healthy and safe as possible,” Parton mentioned within the assertion. 

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Dolly Parton also donated to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in April 2020 to fund COVID-19 vaccine research.

Dolly Parton additionally donated to Vanderbilt College Medical Heart in April 2020 to fund COVID-19 vaccine analysis.
(Photograph by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)

Parton’s prior donation was made in honor of her longtime good friend, Naji Abumrad, MD, professor of Surgical procedure through the COVID-19 pandemic. That donation helped fund analysis groups working to extend data on the coronavirus. 

Dolly Parton speaks onstage during the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards at Allegiant Stadium on March 07, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Dolly Parton speaks onstage through the 57th Academy of Nation Music Awards at Allegiant Stadium on March 07, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
(Kevin Winter/Getty Photographs for ACM)

Parton is understood for philanthropy work all through the years. She has beforehand donated to “the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Save the Music Foundation, the Boot Campaign” and others, in accordance with Billboard. 

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The Related Press contributed to this report. 

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