Dolly Parton is recognised all over the world. The country star, with her bright blonde hair and Southern twang, has been an entertainment industry icon for decades and always made sure to do her part for humanitarian efforts.
More recently, the star gave her support, and money, to coronavirus research. Just after the Covid-19 crisis had been declared a pandemic, Dolly donated $1 million dollars to Vanderbilt University’s research into the virus.
The university’s research was directly involved in the development of the Moderna vaccine, which has had an incredibly high success rate against the virus.
Dolly Parton’s name appears in the preliminary report on the vaccine alongside other donors and sponsors of the research.
Parton was quoted by CNN as saying in an interview:
“I felt like this was the time for me to open my heart and my hand and try to help.”
The country singer’s donation, which amounts to more than $1 million, was vital in the latest attempt at combatting the virus that threw the world into its current health crisis.