Rihanna Doing Big Tings: Superstar Donated Over $1 Million to Barbados Hospital

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December 23, 2012 ‐ By Drenna Armstrong
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Let’s be honest: Rihanna catches a lot of heat for her choices so it is great when we can tell a story that “shouldn’t” warrant any negativity.

While on vacation in her hometown of Barbados (have you seen the pics – homegirl is having a great time), Rih took some time to visit the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown.  According to the USA Today, she also donated 3.75 million in BArbadian dollars – equivalent to $1.75 million USD – for equipment to be used at the Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine located at the hospital. Clara Braithwaite was Rihanna’s grandmother, aka Grandma Dolly, who passed over the summer due to cancer.

She reportedly made a statement saying:

“I believe that this will have a huge impact on the people of Barbados. This was all done in effort to save lives or at least extend it and I thank you all for being a part of it.”

What an amazing gesture. Cancer research is so important as it seems that most of us have known someone who has lived with or currently living with such an ugly disease. All hospitals, big or small, can use as much help as possible in helping to find a cure.

Good job, Rihanna!

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  • Cherry

    Don’t like her as an entertainer, but loooooooove this gesture as a human being! Good going RiRi!!

  • MLS2698

    When you retire, make sure you move back home. She loves her some Barbados!

  • bluekissess

    Congratulations to her. I’ve always enjoyed Rihanna.

  • Trisha_B

    Love this. & I love that pic of her w/ her gran gran

  • Just saying!!

    Very nice!

  • JaneDoe

    Thats my gir… Doing big things not her own benefit but for others..

    • JaneDoe

      *girl*