In a move that will potentially save the lives of hundreds of children suffering from heart diseases, Jennifer Lawrence is donating $2 million to the Louisville, Kentucky-based Kosair Children’s Hospital.
The Hunger Games actress’s whopping donation will create the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Center, which will be part of the hospital’s mission to improve specialized care for children with heart defects. The facility will include 14 beds for child patients recuperating from major heart procedures, according to USA Today.
Lawrence made the announcement Friday afternoon.
In the video, she encourages fans to match her $2 million donation to support “these brave and inspiring children.” Prior to announcing her massive support for the hospital, she had visited with the children at Kosair.
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Jennifer Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, which makes the hospital close to her heart. Lawrence, who won an Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook, has had an extensive track philanthropy record. She is active in charities such as the World Food Programme, Feeding America, and the Thirst Project. In 2013, Lawrence organized an early viewing of Hunger Games: Catching Fire for St. Mary’s Center, a facility that houses students with learning disabilities. The event concluded to a $40,000 haul, all donated to the Center, according to Wave 3 News.
Jennifer Lawrence is set to appear in X-Men: Apocalypse, opening in theaters on May 27, 2016.