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Taylor Swift makes $100,000 donation for V Foundation to fight pedatric cancer

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Taylor Swift has donated $100,000 to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, continuing the“Style” singer’s long history of supporting causes and people in need. Swift’s contribution, which will go to the fight against pediatric cancer, was made public by apress release from the organization.

It’s not the first time that Swift has worked with the V Foundation; she previously donated another $100,000 to the organization from the sales of her 2012 single “Ronan.” Fans will recall that song was born after Swift read the blog of Maya Thompson, whose four-year-old son Ronan had passed away from neuroblastoma the year before.

The V Foundation was founded by Jim Valvano and ESPN in 1993, as the legendary college basketball coach and broadcaster fought his own battle with metastatic adenocarcinoma. Though Valvano died that April, the Foundation has continued to raise funds to fight all varieties of cancer for more than 20 years, with the press release estimating that the organization has donated more than $150 million dollars to cancer research and related programs. More information about the V Foundation can be found here.

For her part, Swift has spent her career supporting everything from cancer research to arts education and victims of natural disasters. In 2009, it was reported that the singer made the biggest donation of any artist to the Australian Red Cross to help victims of that country’s bushfires. In 2012, the New York Times printed that she contributed $4 million to fund the construction of a new education center at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame, which was named the Taylor Swift Education Center. Among the many other organizations she has donated to include the Nashville Symphony, Seattle Symphony and New York City public schools.

But it’s not just with her money that she’s helping causes around the world. She co-chaired the National Education Association’s Read Across America campaign in 2012, has participated in the Hope for Haiti and Stand Up to Cancer telethons, and has recorded a number of public service announcements for organizations like Sound Matters. She also encourages others to get out and volunteer as part of Global Youth Service Day, and music fans know the many stories about Swift reaching out directly to her audience. Remember Swiftmas?

With all that she’s done, it’s not surprising that the V Foundation would want to publicize another donation from Swift, who’s one of the most philanthropic celebrities in any profession today. It’s inspiring that not only is she supporting worthy causes with her own time and money, but she’s also motivating others to do the same. She’s standing out with her music and her charity work, and it would be fantastic if more young musical artists followed her example.

Source: AXS.com

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