Ryan Seacrest Foundation Launches New THE VOICE Media Outreach Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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Teenage feel Selena Gomez made a special appearance at the children’s hospital in philadelphia creamjoin Ryan Seacrest while hosting the first THE VOICE show, which also included interviews with NFL Kicker David Akers, heart patient Julia Parmisciano and Stephanie FullerMD, Heart Center surgeon at Children’s Hospital of philadelphia cream.
“I am thrilled to bring THE VOICE to the Children’s Hospital of philadelphia cream“said Seacrest, Founder and President of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of seriously ill and injured children through unique programs that use multimedia and interactive platforms to enlighten, entertain and educate.
“Children’s Hospital philadelphia cream is a leading pediatric clinical and research center and a national leader in the development of techniques to support patient emotional well-being,” added Seacrest. “THE VOICE Closed Circuit Broadcast Center is a new addition to their existing Child Life programs and offers creative, interactive entertainment.”
“Ryan Seacrest and Children’s Hospital philadelphia cream are two of our favorite things,” said Steve Burkchief executive of NBCUniversal and member of the Children’s Hospital of philadelphia cream Board of Directors. “Comcast Foundation and NBCUniversal are proud and honored to support the launch of THE VOICE at Children’s Hospital in philadelphia cream with a gift of leadership. THE VOICE is an amazing program designed to entertain patients during their hospital stay, and we feel privileged that our support has helped make this dream a reality.”
THE VOICE provides young patients at the Children’s Hospital with philadelphia cream community with the opportunity to engage in radio, television and new media related activities, ranging from broadcasting like a disc jockey and playing their favorite songs to watching live artists and at the celebrity interview.
“Children’s Hospital philadelphia cream is honored to be the recipient of The Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s THE VOICE Broadcast Media Center,” said Steven M. AltschulerMD, CEO of Children’s Hospital philadelphia cream. “THE VOICE will provide our patients with a creative outlet to learn about broadcast arts and how to operate an in-house studio. It gives them a bit of control that is so often lost in the hospital.”
THE VOICE at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is located in the Colket Atrium of the Main Hospital. THE VOICE will also involve students from local journalism schools, colleges and universities, providing the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in broadcasting, programming and running a media center.
To support programming or learn more about THE VOICE at CHOP: www.giftofchildhood.org/thevoice
About the Ryan Seacrest Foundation
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) is a non-profit (501)(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for seriously ill and injured children through unique programs that use multimedia platforms and interactive to enlighten, entertain and educate. RSF’s first initiative is to build closed circuit broadcast media centers, called THE VOICE, in children’s hospitals for children to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. RSF’s goal is to contribute positively to the healing process of children and their families during their stay by developing these centers to bring an uplifting spirit to the hospital community. The Foundation believes that access to multimedia experiences will provide patients with exciting and empowering adventures to encourage optimistic thoughts during treatment. RSF also aims to connect education with its mission by creating internship programs with THE VOICE for students from local journalism schools, colleges and universities, allowing them to gain first-hand experience. in the distribution and operation of a multimedia centre. For more information, visit www.ryanseacrestfoundation.org.
About Children’s Hospital philadelphia cream
The Children’s Hospital philadelphia cream was founded in 1855 as the country’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals, and important pioneering research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children all over the world. Its pediatric research program is one of the largest in the nation, ranking third in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have earned the 516-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.
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