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Humana donation targets childhood cancer

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two donations were given to a university to help find a vaccine, create scholarships and enhance health and wellness.

The Humana Foundation awarded two gifts totaling $2.5 million to the University of Louisville.

The Foundation donated $500,000 to support Dr. Salvatore and Kathy Bertolone Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research to help fund research on a vaccine for childhood cancers.

A $2 million donation will go toward initiatives at the McConnell center that will help establish the Humana Foundation Scholarship in health leadership for McConnell Scholars, create public education programs focused on health and wellness, support student research and internships and expand health and fitness offers for student leaders.

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