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Dolly Parton Announces $1 Million Donation for Cure Research Amid Pandemic

Dolly Parton Announces $1 Million Donation for Cure Research Amid Pandemic

Dolly Parton is helping out.

The 74-year-old country icon announced that she is making a sizable donation in the name of science amid the ongoing global health crisis on Wednesday (April 1).

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“My longtime friend Dr. Naji Abumrad, who’s been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting advancements towards research of the coronavirus for a cure,” she wrote.

“I am making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt towards that research and to encourage people that can afford it to make donations.”

Dolly previously made headlines for saying that the pandemic is teaching us a lesson from God.

Here’s how other celebrities are helping out amid the pandemic.

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