Christmas is the season of giving and R&B artist Rihanna fully realized its meaning by doing philanthropic work. The award-winning artist donated $1.75 million to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in her hometown in Barbados.
The generous donation was made in memory of her deceased Grandmother whom she fondly called Gran Gran Dolly. She died in June after battling cancer for some time.
Rihanna accompanied the donation with a statement saying that helping Queen Elizabeth Hospital in its modernization program is her way of giving back to Barbados. She believes it will have a big impact on the people, save lives or at least extend some of them.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has now renamed its cancer treatment center to Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine.
What Rihanna did is very commendable. Her donation will be a very beneficial gift to cancer patients in Barbados.