Grammy-winning singer James Taylor and his spouse, Kim, have donated $1 million to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to assist with its battle towards the unfold of the brand new coronavirus.
The reward introduced Tuesday will assist the hospital direct assets the place the necessity is best, whether or not buying provides and tools, repurposing area, or furthering analysis looking for therapies and technique of prevention for COVID-19, the hospital mentioned in an announcement.
Taylor, 72, has deep ties to the hospital. His father, Dr. Isaac Taylor, accomplished his residency in inside medication, served as chief resident and carried out analysis there. James Taylor was born there in 1948.
“There is not any query that it’s a degree of delight for New Englanders to declare the MGH as their hospital – our hospital – and that is very true at this time with the risk coming from a brand new and insidious virus,” Taylor mentioned in an announcement. “Kim and I need to be a part of this battle. We have been so impressed by the braveness and sacrifice of the well being care heroes within the trenches who’re working so exhausting to shield us all.”
The reward will help the hospital’s Emergency Response Fund, established in response to the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 to present versatile assets that may be deployed shortly to help speedy wants.
The Taylors aren’t the one ones opening their wallets. Dee and Jimmy Haslam, the homeowners of Columbus Crew SC and the Cleveland Browns, have pledged to donate $1.5 million to a number of coronavirus reduction funds in Ohio. And soccer stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo plus Manchester City supervisor Pep Guardiola have every donated 1 million euros ($1.08 million).