Singer-songwriter and philanthropist Dolly Parton is supporting research into children’s diseases because she says “no child should ever have to suffer”.
Dolly Parton donates $1million to research into children’s diseases
Dolly Parton is donating $1million to paediatric infectious-disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in Nashville.
The gift is one of several the singer-songwriter has made to the centre over the years, including a $1million donation in April 2020 for Covid-vaccine research.
That gift helped Vanderbilt researchers test an array of drugs aimed at reducing the life-threatening symptoms associated with Covid-19, the centre said.
Researchers are also looking at entirely new therapies to both treat Covid-19 and prevent infection.