Washington (ANI): brad pitt and his family have made a generous donation of 1 million dollars to a Missouri hospital over the weekend. Brad's bro, Doug, announced that the donation has been made to St. John's Hospital in his hometown of Springfield.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that the money will establish an endowment fund to pay children's cancer specialists. The donation will also help the hospital build a new paediatric unit, as well as double the size of its neonatal and paediatric intensive care units.
St. John's is matching the donation to help fund the expansion of the hospital's cancer treatment unit, which will be renamed the Jane Pitt Paediatric Cancer Center, in honour of Brad's mother, reports Usmagazine.com. Pitt and Jolie are the parents of six children.
Story first published: Monday, June 15, 2009, 11:40 [IST]