Dolly Parton has been working 9 to 5 on a way to give back to the community that gave her so much. The country singer-songwriter reportedly donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, one of the sites that have been working on a preventative treatment for COVID-19. The site was the inception of the Moderna vaccine, which early trials have said is 94.5% effective and a huge breakthrough for the largest medical emergency facing the world currently.
Moderna says that starting December, this vaccine could be released to healthcare workers and those at high risk for catching the killer coronavirus. Dolly Parton's donation was a substantial one, and certainly a huge help to those working on the vaccine.
"I just felt so proud to have been part of that little seed money that will hopefully grow into something great and help to heal this world,” said Dolly in a BBC interview.
According to John Howser, a spokesperson from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, her generous donation is doing more than just the vaccine. The cash from that gift is also helping fund a convalescent plasma study and therapies associated with antibodies. In short, helping people who have already contracted the disease. Dolly Parton is saving the world with her kind heart, generous wallet, and intelligent recipients.