Jennifer Lawrence has announced a $2 million donation to the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. The donation will go towards the creation of a new wing for the hospital.
“Hi, I’m Jennifer Lawrence,” Lawrence said in a video announcing the donation. “I’m excited to announce we will be establishing the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital. As part of my effort to help these children and caregivers, I challenge the entire community to get behind this cause and help match my gift by raising an additional $2 million to support all of these brave and inspiring children.”
The hospital said the new wing will “feature private rooms dedicated to children recovering from heart procedures, open heart surgery including heart transplant, heart failure and other conditions requiring intensive care.”
There will also be 14 beds for families to stay with their children while they receive treatment.
“We are equally thankful that she has put her trust in the outstanding work taking place at Kosair Children’s Hospital every day by challenging the community to join her in support of our heart care program,” the division president on Women’s and Children’s Services at Kosair Children’s Hospital, said in a press release.
Lawrence has made an annual holiday visit to spend time with sick children in the hospital for the last three years.
“My family and I have met so many wonderful children on our visits to the hospital,” Lawrence said. “Their strength and courage is inspiring.”
Lawrence’s mother spoke about the donation.
“I’m so happy that we and she is able … to help another family,” Karen Lawrence said. “It’s just giving from your heart.”
Jennifer Lawrence is best known for her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games series.