Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt honored Dierks Bentley with the first-ever star on the hospital’s new Walk of Champions on March 15.
Over the last dozen years, Dierks has helped raise around $4 million for the hospital through his Miles & Music for Kids motorcycle ride/concert, which has featured a number of Dierks’ music-industry friends, including Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Florida Georgia Line and more.
“I am personally so honored to have this star,” said Dierks during the dedication. “I feel like everyone that knows the situation knows I’m not the star, it’s really the doctors and the technicians, the administrators, the nurses. You guys are the stars, you are the ones that make this place what it is, the shining star on the hill. I am very honored to have this.”
Dierks’ fundraising efforts have helped Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in its current four-floor expansion that will advance the scope of the hospital’s specialize pediatric heatlhcare programs and bring its total bed count to more than 400.
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