When Ryan Seacrest is not a screen hosting american idolhe is busy with a number of other important projects, including his philanthropic work through the Ryan Seacrest Foundation which continues to grow.
In a video uploaded to the TV personality’s Instagram account on May 24, Ryan announced that his foundation had recently opened its 12th Seacrest Studios at the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. As he stood by his mother’s side Meredith and other Hospital officials, the clip captured him during the groundbreaking ceremony. What’s more, a official press release noted that the media center showcases new technology that will give patients a taste of potential careers in radio, television and other forms of media.
“Our 12th Seacrest Studios at @lebonheurchildrens is officially open!” he captioned the clip.
When followers caught on to the former daytime TV host’s generous donation to the medical center, they immediately applauded him in the comments on Instagram. “Congratulations to you guys on the opening! 👏❤️,” one person wrote. “Keep up the good work! Help change the world for the better! another fan wrote. “Congratulations!! So excited to have Memphis in the RSF family 🤍🤍,” added another.
As the event progressed, Ryan continued to showcase the hospital with photos on Instagram. From posing with current patients to faking his radio show with country artist Jordan Davis and actress Kat Graham, he showed how much the cause meant to him.
As for why he chose Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital as the next recipient of a Seacrest Studios, he opened up about it online. In an official statement by the hospital, he revealed that the Memphis community had input into the decision.
“Since the founding of the foundation, I have had the pleasure of witnessing the power that entertainment and creative expression have had on thousands of patients across the country,” he said. “I am thrilled to reunite the patients of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, their families, and the Memphis community to continue sharing joyful and meaningful experiences.”
The latest Seacrest Studios joins 11 others like that in hospitals across the country. The first opened at Children’s Healthcare in Atlanta in November 2010. Additionally, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation is expected to reveal two more Seacrest studios by fall 2023 – in Queens, New York And Salt Lake City.
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