Dolly Parton donates $1M for pediatric infectious disease research

'No child should ever have to suffer:' Dolly Parton donates huge summ for science again

Dolly Parton donated $1 million once again to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, this time for pediatric infectious disease research.

"No child should ever have to suffer," Parton, 76, said in a press release of her reason for donating. "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 funding will help advance Vanderbilt's leading studies on the causes of disease, understanding resistance to antibiotics and preventing and treating infections in children with cancer, PEOPLE reports.

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