Louisville, Ky. – Actress Jennifer Lawrence has donated $2 million to the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.
The Oscar-winning Louisville native, most known for her work in “The Hunger Games” franchise, made the announcement in a video on the hospital’s YouTube page.
“Hi, I’m Jennifer Lawrence. I’m excited to announce we will be establishing the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital,” said the 25-year-old actress in the video. “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 money will be used to establish the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Lawrence’s foundation will work with the community to raise an additional $2 million toward the project.
In the video, Lawrence encourages viewers to visit www.heartcenterchallenge.com where donations can be made and use #heartchallenge on social media to raise awareness.