Dolly Parton ‘happy’ after finding out donation went to promising COVID-19 vaccine

Dolly Parton was just as surprised as the rest of the public when she learned that she helped fund a COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna.

The country music icon shared her joy over the results of the vaccine trial on Today last Tuesday, Nov. 17.

“I’m just happy that anything I do can help somebody else,” she said. “When I donated money to the COVID fund, I just wanted it to do good and evidently, it is. Let’s just hope we find a cure real soon.”

Back in April, Parton announced on social media that she donated $1 million to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center for research to find a coronavirus cure. Unknown to her, part of it went to an early-stage trial of the Moderna vaccine…

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