Dolly pledges $1 million donation to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt

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Dolly Parton isn’t called “Saint Dolly” for nothin’. 

On Wednesday, Dolly took to social media to announce that she would be making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt toward the advancements of research for a coronavirus cure. 

In the post, Dolly refers to her friend, Dr. Naji Abumrad, whom fans have heard of before – notably through the podcast Dolly Parton’s America – and says that Abumrad informed her that Vanderbilt was “making some exciting advancements towards research of the coronavirus for a cure.” 

Dolly also encouraged those who can afford it to make donations as well and signed off reminding us all to keep the faith. 



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Dolly has been a beacon of hope during these stressful times by posting videos online and praising first responders and healthcare professionals, offering us bedtime stories and giving everyone comforting words. 

“Don’t be too scared. It’s gonna be alright,” Dolly says in her video. “God loves us.” 

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  1. As predicted, Dolly will save us all. Isn’t Dolly always the answer? 😉

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