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Dolly Parton donates $1 million toward coronavirus research

April 1, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Dolly Parton, no one can hold a candle to you. The legendary performer on Wednesday announced she was making a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University's coronavirus research.

The legendary performer on Wednesday announced she was making a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University's coronavirus research.

"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 in a statement posted to Instagram.

Rihanna's The Clara Lionel Foundation and Jay-Z's Shawn Carter Foundation each donated $1 million to coronavirus response efforts this week.

"We are incredibly grateful to Dolly (@DollyParton) for believing in our doctors and researchers as we work hard to fight COVID-19," Vanderbilt University Medical Center said in a statement, which also provided a donation link.

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