Brad Pitt and family donated $1 million to hospital

brad-pittDoug Pitt, Brad Pitt‘s brother, announced the Pitt family’s contribution of $1 million to St. John’s Hospital in their hometown Springfield on Friday. This is to establish an endowment fund to pay children’s cancer specialists in the hospital.

The fund will also be used to construct a new pediatric unit. This 10-bedroom hospital based from the Ronald McDonald House will double the size of the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units already inside the hospital.

The cancer treatment unit will be renamed to honor the Pitt’s donation and will be opened this summer. It will be known as Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center in recognition of the advocacy of Brad’s mother.

St. John’s Auxiliary will also help fund this expansion.