Taylor Swift Donates $50K to Philadelphia Children’s Hospital
Taylor Swift has proven she has no problem using her superstar for a good cause. Recently she made a huge donation to a children's hospital. The entertainer with a big heart donated $50,000 to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Swift has a soft spot, especially when it comes to kids, so it's no surprise that she made a donation to the hospital. However, the amount may surprise some. According to Nashville's Newschannel 5, the money donated to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will go towards helping create programs for teens with cancer that are treated at the hospital's cancer center.
"We are thrilled that Taylor has chosen to support The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Cancer Center," chief executive officer of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Steven M. Altschuler, MD, tells Newschannel 5. "Her gift will help lift the spirits of many CHOP patients during a difficult time."
The donation was even more special to the hospital because many of their patients look up to Swift and enjoy her music.
"Taylor's music is an inspiration to so many of our teen patients," says Lamia Barakat, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Cancer Center psychologist and director of the Psychosocial Services Program. "We can think of no better way to use her gift than to grow our Adolescent and Young Adult initiative designed to support the emotional well-being of our teens with cancer."