Kylie Jenner donates half a million dollars to a teen cancer cause after GoFundMe drama

Clara Hill@clara_ish
Thursday 01 April 2021 16:05
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Kylie Jenner has donated $500,000 to a cancer centre aimed at young people with the disease

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Kylie Jenner has donated $500,000 to a cancer hospital after recently being subjected to criticism regarding a friend’s GoFundMe.

The drama came after the makeup guru, whose company is reportedly worth over a billion dollars, shared a crowdfunding page and was forced to explain why after being branded tone-deaf.

According to her, the original goal was $10,000, and when Kylie donated $5,000 to hit its target, and the company’s software increases the goal as you go.

The large sum will go to Monroe Carrell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee and help create a patient area called “Hey, I’m Here For You Teen Lounge.” Donations also come from fellow celebrities Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

The medical centre is touted as one of the best in the country, and is the largest in south-east America, treating simple and complicated illnesses.

Jenner has had a personal brush with the disease, as her friend Harry Hudson was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2013.

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He said in a press release about the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, “I am so grateful for Kylie’s friendship and the impact she’s had on my life and my cancer journey. She has been there for me, and together, we wanted to figure out a way to be there for other young people who are battling this disease.”

The Hey, I’m Here For You was his project launched because of his experiences with cancer, and is working in conjunction with the Tennessee hospital.

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