News | Entertainment
16 Aug 2022 18:39
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Dolly Parton has donated $1 million towards research into paediatric infectious disease at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville

    The country music legend has made many generous donations to several causes over the years, including pledging $1 million to COVID-19 vaccine research and the funding of the Moderna vaccine


    And now, the 76-year-old singer has contributed the same amount for a second time to the non-profit to help support their research into treatment for life-threatening diseases in children, including cancer care.

    Sharing a picture of the '9 to 5' hitmaker with her surgery professor friend, Naji Abumrad, MD, the Children's at VUMC Twitter account wrote:

    "We're grateful to announce @DollyParton's $1million contribution to support paediatric infectious disease research! This generous gift along with her support of pediatric cancer care will help us accelerate research and treatment for life-threatening diseases."

    In a statement, Dolly said: "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."

    The 'Jolene' hitmaker already donated $1 million to the VUMC in April 2020.

    Mark Denison, MD, professor of Paediatrics and director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, said: "We are deeply honoured by Dolly's contribution to our research mission.

    "For over 40 years our division has been a national and international leader in studies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of life-threatening infections, and this gift will accelerate our work and support new ideas."

    With Dolly's help, they were able to transform the Monroe Carell Jr.

    Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Pediatric Cancer Program in honour of Abumrad and the musician's niece, Hannah Dennison, who received treatment for leukaemia there for four years as a child.

    They opened the Hannah Dennison Butterfly Garden, a relaxing space for families to receive respite.

    Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of VUMC and Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, added: "Dolly's previous support to infectious disease research, and also our paediatric cancer program, has already saved countless lives.

    "This new gift will bolster our defences against future threats to the safety of this region and society as a whole. It speaks volumes about her passion for people, and we couldn't be more thankful."

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     16 Aug: An FBI investigation has concluded that Alec Baldwin did pull the trigger of the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins
     16 Aug: Chrissy Metz thinks music and acting are "so similar"
     16 Aug: Sir Rod Stewart has won his battle with his local council
     16 Aug: Daniel Kaluuya fears being "forgettable"
     16 Aug: Robert De Niro has hailed Anne Heche as a "wonderful actress"
     16 Aug: Billy Porter wants to spread positivity through his work
     16 Aug: Mindy Kaling feels most comfortable writing about "strivers and dorks"
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Three newcomers have been named in the Tall Blacks squad for friendlies this week in Japan ahead of two World Cup qualifiers before the end of the month More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    MPI officials are rejecting suggestions China's been banning New Zealand meat imports More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    An FBI investigation has concluded that Alec Baldwin did pull the trigger of the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins 18:12

    Law and Order:
    The man accused of killing Aucklander Pauline Hanna is to be released on bail while awaiting trial 18:09

    Environment:
    American Samoa's earthquake swarms spark fears of underwater volcanic eruption. This is what we know so far 17:59

    Entertainment:
    Chrissy Metz thinks music and acting are "so similar" 17:42

    Rugby League:
    The Warriors have selected an unchanged 17 for Friday's match against the North Queensland Cowboys for now, but have included Chanel Harris-Tavita on an extended bench 17:29

    Entertainment:
    Sir Rod Stewart has won his battle with his local council 17:12

    Cricket:
    England fast bowling great James Anderson is the latest to warn of test cricket's potential demise 16:49

    Entertainment:
    Daniel Kaluuya fears being "forgettable" 16:42

    International:
    CrowdTangle lets researchers track Facebook disinformation. So why's it on Meta's chopping block? 16:29

    Law and Order:
    Hopes a grisly south Auckland homicide investigation can be solved 16:19


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd