Rihanna is named Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year for building a breast cancer treatment center in Barbados

She's a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress.
But Rihanna will be honored for her philanthropic work as she has been named Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year.
The 29-year-old Barbadian beauty will receive the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award during a ceremony on the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus next Tuesday.

'Charitable': Rihanna will be honored on Tuesday for her philanthropic work as she has been named Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year; pictured December 2014
'Charitable': Rihanna will be honored on Tuesday for her philanthropic work as she has been named Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year; pictured December 2014
'Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,' Harvard Foundation director S. Allen Counter said.