Dolly Parton is once again opening her wallet to help others. The singer just donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University to go towards research for pediatric infectious diseases.
“I love all children,” Dolly shares. “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.”
The money will go to VUMC’s Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, which says it will help in the understanding of “how viruses and bacteria cause disease, understanding and preventing resistance to antibiotics, preventing and treating infections, diagnosing and treating infections in children with cancer and research to define the impact of childhood infections throughout the world.”
This is the second time Dolly has made a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt. In 2020 she donated the same amount to help find a vaccine for COVID.