Legendary singer Dolly Parton recently reflected on her decision to provide funding for Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine.
During an interview with U.K.’s Absolute Radio, the country singer and songwriter revealed that she is happy that she could help for such a project. Parton said that she had previously donated to the hospital for different causes such as cancer research, but she wanted to lend her support to another critical issue.
In April 2020, Parton donated $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University, which helped fund Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.
“When the pandemic came out I just felt kind of led to do something because I knew something bad was on the rise and I just wanted to kind of help with that,” Parton explained.
She believes that she is getting more credit than she deserves. “Mine was a small part, of course. I probably get a lot more credit than I deserve. I was happy to be a part of that and to be able to try to stop something in its tracks that’s really become just such a monster for all of us,” Parton added.
Parton had revealed about her contribution on social media last year. “My longtime friend Dr. Naji Abumrad, who’s been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting advancements towards research of the coronavirus for a cure,” Parton had said at that time. “I am making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt towards that research and to encourage people that can afford it to make donations.”
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