- Dolly Parton is donating $1 million to help aid coronavirus research.
- She donated to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
- She has a friend there named Dr. Naji Abumrad.
Dolly Parton is doing her part in the quest to find a cure and a vaccine for coronavirus. In these uncertain times, it is great to see celebrities donating money to help others. Dolly is donating $1 million to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee which will go right towards coronavirus research.
Dolly has a good friend there named Dr. Naji Abumrad. He reportedly told her about the progress being made towards a cure for coronavirus. Dolly shared an Instagram post explaining her donation and encouraged others who have the means to donate as well.
Dolly Parton made a $1 million donation for coronavirus research
Dolly has known Dr. Abumrad since 2014. She was in a car accident and he treated her at the hospital. She also knows his son, Jad Abumrad. He works at Radiolab and interviewed Dolly for the nine-part podcast series called “Dolly Parton’s America.”
In addition to donating to help find a cure for coronavirus, Dolly is hoping to help kids feel better in an uncertain time. She started “Goodnight with Dolly,” a YouTube series where she reads children’s books from her bedroom.
Dolly also talked about her decision to donate on a recent TODAY Show appearance. She said, “Right now we need this. Anybody that can afford it ― we’ve got more money than we’ve got time right now, so we need to find this treatment. So I just felt like this was the time for me to open my heart and my hand.”
Thank you, Dolly, for your donation and your positive spirit during this time!