Dolly Parton Donates $1M to Pediatric Infectious Disease Research: “No Child Should Ever Have to Suffer”

Dolly Parton is giving back again.  The country superstar donated $1M to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, the organization announced on Wednesday.

“No child should ever have to suffer,” Parton said in a news release. “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 donation will go towards research on understanding how viruses and bacteria cause disease, understanding and preventing antibiotic resistance, preventing and treating infections, diagnosing and treating infections in children with cancer, and gauging the impact of childhood infections throughout the world, according to the news release.

Dolly previously donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in April 2020 for COVID vaccine research.