Dolly Parton donates $1 million to coronavirus research


Dolly Parton donates $1 million to coronavirus research
FILE - This Nov. 13, 2019 file photo shows Dolly Parton performing at the 53rd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Parton tweeted Wednesday, April 1, that she’s donating $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee for coronavirus research. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country icon Dolly Parton is making a big donation to help fund coronavirus research, as well as taking time to read children's books online for kids everywhere. The “9 to 5” singer, actress and philanthropist tweeted that she’s donating $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, for coronavirus research. Additionally, she’s working with her charity, The Imagination Library, to read a children’s book on YouTube every Thursday for 10 weeks. The Imagination Library provides children free books by mail.

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