Dolly Parton Donates One Million Dollars to Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The living legend has proved once again she aims to give back. Dolly Parton has donated one million dollars to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The money will be used to help the fight against infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Research has been conducted at VUMC to see the longterm impact on children with diseases and illnesses such as caner.

“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 said per a press release. Parton previously donated one million dollars to VUMC in April of 2020 for research on a potential COVID-19 vaccine. VUMC had said before that Parton's contribution to the vaccine helped their team tremendously.

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