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Jennifer Lawrence donates $2 million to children's hospital, challenges others to match gift

"Hunger Games" franchise star and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence has donated $2 million to a children's hospital in her native Kentucky and urges others to join the campaign. She made a surprise visit to the Louisville facility right before Christmas  and just recently announced the establishment of the new Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

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"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," she said in the YouTube video clip above.

Want to join J-Law? Find out more about the hospital and donation here.


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