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Dolly Parton Awarded $100M Prize by Jeff Bezos 'To Do Good Things'

Cool Story - Dolly Parton Awarded $100M Prize by Jeff Bezos 'To Do Good Things'

Jeff Bezos is honoring Dolly Parton. The Amazon entrepreneur and his partner Lauren Sanchez presented the "9 to 5" singer with the Bezos Courage and Civility Award on Friday, along with $100 million to support her charitable endeavors.

In a pre-recorded video posted on his social media accounts on Saturday, Bezos, 58, stated alongside Sanchez, "We have in this very room, the recipient of the next Courage and Civility Award." "The woman you're going to meet truly embodies these principles."

He added, "She donates from the bottom of her heart." "It is amazing what she has accomplished for children, illiteracy, and so many other causes. It is a great honor for me to formally introduce the 2022 Courage and Civility Award, laureate. Lady Parton"

Did you say $100 million? After receiving the distinction, Parton, 76, responded while wearing a sparkling black gown.

The legendary country singer exhorted the ecstatic small crowd to "help when individuals are in a position to help." And you do the same thing, as I believe you do, as I've always stated I try to put my money where my heart is.

Parton said, "Thank you, Jeff, and I'll try my best to do good things with this money."

Parton, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022 on Nov. 5, has long been an advocate for children who struggle with literacy.

The country legend started the Imagination Library project in 1995 after being moved by her father's lack of reading and has since given nearly 170 million books to young readers.

Following a prior $1 million gift for research into the Moderna COVID vaccine in 2020, Parton gave $1 million for pediatric infectious disease research in June, according to news released by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Parton stated in a press release from June that "no child should ever have to endure. I'm prepared to contribute to try to maintain the health and safety of as many of them as I can."

Regarding her charitable work for a People of the Year cover, Parton told PEOPLE in December, "I'm kind of addicted to the sense of giving." "Being aware that I'm improving someone else's situation."

Despite this, Parton acknowledged that she still feels a little awkward when her good efforts are recognized. She continued, "I have to be honest with you; I was a little hesitant about being put on the cover as one of the People of the Year. "That's a lot of pressure, after all. But, sure, I guess I'm not all that. I'm happy that I have enough beliefs to make me feel like I'm not the worst person in the world."

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