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Lawrence donating $2m to hospital
13 Feb 2016 10:10
Jennifer Lawrence is donating $2 million to a children's hospital in her Kentucky hometown of Louisville.
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The actress has paid visits to the patients and staff in Kosair Children's Hospital over Christmas for the last three years, and now she's providing the money to build a new wing dedicated to cardiac intensive care.
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Lawrence featured in a video published on the hospital's YouTube page to announce the news on Friday (February 12).
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"Hi, I'm Jennifer Lawrence. I'm excited to announce we will be establishing the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Kosair Children's Hospital," she said.
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"As part of my effort to help these children and caregivers, I challenge the entire community to get behind this cause and help match my gift by raising an additional $2 million to support all of these brave and inspiring children."
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The hospital's new wing will have dedicated private rooms for children recovering from procedures, including open heart surgery, heart transplants, heart failure and other conditions that require intensive care.
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