For as long as we can remember, we have been a
Being a family of traditions, it only seems fitting that many years later, including a move across the country (Meredith and Ryan now live in Los Angeles,)
Over the years, Ryan has visited numerous children’s hospitals. He was always so touched by his experiences with the patients and wanted to create something that had a lasting impact for the hospital community.
The brainstorm over dinner led to many (many) more conversations and ended with the creation of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation is dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives. The first initiative is to build broadcast media centers, named Seacrest Studios, within pediatric hospitals. Our aim is to contribute positively to the healing process for children and their families during their stay by developing these centers to bring an uplifting spirit to the hospital community. We believe access to multimedia experiences will bring patients exciting and stimulating adventures to encourage optimistic thoughts during treatment.
When we initially took on this project, we are the first to admit, we were learning as we went along. We had a clear vision of what we wanted to build and understood the potential it had, but had never done anything like this before.
Ryan has always had a special relationship with
From that moment on we like to say that the
It is important to us to work with partners that truly believe in what we are doing as much as we do. We found that in
Since 2010, our foundation has now built Seacrest Studios at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s Medical Center in Dallas and Children’s Hospital of Orange County. We have plans to build at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital within 2013-14. We will have even more hospital partnerships to announce soon.
To sum it all up, it is because of
Thanks for helping spread happiness,
Gary, Meredith, Ryan and Connie