The legendary country singer gave $1 million in April, and that cash helped pay for Moderna’s promising vaccine.

In case you’re feeling somewhat more cheerful nowadays because of promising news about coronavirus vaccines, line up a Dolly Parton playlist and give the renowned nation vocalist a little thanks. That’s right, the performer acclaimed for Jolene, Coat of Many Colors, all day, and various different hits is really helping the world recuperate.

Parton, a Tennessee local, given $1 million to Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The clinical focus at that point built up Moderna’s immunization, which the organization says is 94.5% compelling against COVID-19 in starter discoveries.

Parton is even referenced in the New England Journal of Medicine. In a report about the immunization, the Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund is recorded as an ally of Vanderbilt’s research.

In April, Parton tweeted, “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.” She followed up by writing, “I am making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt towards that research and to encourage people that can afford it to make donations.”

On Tuesday, as information on the singer’s involvement spread, Parton herself reacted, in her regular unassuming way.

“When I donated the money to the Covid fund I just wanted it to do good and evidently, it is!” Parton wrote. “Let’s just hope we can find a cure real soon.”

Furthermore, her fans reacted with thanks and energy. “Go Dolly!” kept in touch with one Twitter client. “Ethical, responsible and a humanitarian through and through — such an inspiration! This positive energy is just what we need!”

Said another, “Dolly Parton is just an amazing woman. Gives books to underprivileged children, wrote some of the greatest songs ever and now helping to end a pandemic.”

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