Dolly Parton’s philanthropic support of infectious disease research continues.
The Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville announced Dolly is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research, the latest in a series of gifts Parton has made to the center.
Parton said in a statement.
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.”
Dr. Jeff Balser, president and CEO of Vanderbilt and dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, said in a statement,
Dolly’s previous support to infectious disease research, and also our pediatric cancer program, has already saved countless lives.
This new gift will bolster our defenses against future threats to the safety of this region and society as a whole.”
In 2020, Parton made a $1 million gift for COVID vaccine research in honor of her longtime friend, Dr. Naji Abumrad, a professor of surgery at the institution.
Music icon Dolly Parton, already famous for her generous spirit, has donated $1 million to support pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. https://t.co/GlMfW5TJHc— ABC News (@ABC) June 17, 2022
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