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Dolly Parton receives $100 million award for bravery and civility from Jeff Bezos: She brings ‘light’ to people’s world

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parton doll received the Bezos Courage and Civility Award valued at $100 million Jeff Bezos on Friday, November 11. Jeff and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez presented Dolly, 76, with the award for her humanitarian efforts. “The award recognizes leaders who aim high, find solutions and always do so with civility,” Lauren, 52, said onstage, before Jeff, 58, introduced Dolly, saying the singer from ” 9 To 5” “gives from the heart” in their “incredible” efforts to help others.

Dolly, looking beautiful in a sparkly black dress, graciously accepted the award on stage before delivering a short but meaningful speech. “When people are in a position to help, you have to help,” Dolly told the audience. “And I know I’ve always said that I try to put my money where my heart is. I will do my best to do good things with this money,” added the star and county philanthropist.

Lauren gave even more praise to Dolly, who is the third person to win this award, after chef Jose Andres and climate advocate jones, in an interview with CNN. “When you think of Dolly, everyone smiles, right? She’s just beaming with light,” said Lauren. “And all she wants to do is bring light into other people’s worlds. So we couldn’t have thought of anyone better to give this award to Dolly, and we know she’s going to do amazing things with it.”

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Parton doll; Jeff Bezos (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/Shutterstock)

Dolly was honored for her long-standing humanitarian efforts, including her $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University Medical Center that helped fund Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine. She also founded the Imagination Library, which has donated millions of books to underprivileged children. doll said People last year that she is “addicted to the feeling” of giving back to others. “Knowing that I’m doing something nice for someone else,” she added.

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