Jennifer Lawrence has donated $2m to a children’s hospital.
The Academy Award winning actress announced in a YouTube video that the money will go towards establishing an intensive care unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital in her home state of Kentucky.
Lawrence is looking to raise an additional $2m by urging the public to donate to the hospital. “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 says in the video.
She added: “My family and I have met so many wonderful children on our visits to the hospital. Their strength and courage is inspiring.”
Lawrence has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in David O.Russell’s Joy.
She is also starring in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, set for release this May.