Yesterday, the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital proudly unveiled its state-of-the-art 1,275-square-foot broadcast media center, Seacrest Studios, in Memphis, Tennessee. This remarkable facility, situated on the hospital’s first floor, was established in collaboration with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
Seacrest Studios aims to provide enriching programming for young Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital patients. Regardless of whether the children can physically be present in the studio or if they are watching via a closed-circuit network from their rooms, the space is designed to foster self-expression and creativity. Patients will have the unique opportunity to host their own radio and television shows, engage in games, view live musical performances, and interact with celebrity guests. The studio, enveloped in glass, permits patients, hospital staff, and visitors to observe the dynamic programming unfolding within.
This addition represents the latest extension of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s growing national network, marking the 12th Seacrest Studio. Snax-Sational Brands, encompassing premier snack brands such as Cookie Pop, Candy Pop, Cereal Pop, and Pasta Snacks’ Penne Straws, continues to lend its support to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation through a portion of proceeds from sales at both retail and online channels. This partnership, initiated in 2020, has only flourished over the years. Additionally, Snax-Sational Brands contributes through holiday campaigns, in-studio guest appearances, snack donations, and various engaging events and digital initiatives.
Adam Cohen, CMO of Snax-Sational Brands, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “We are so thrilled to be able to continue to support this inspirational organization and be a partner in the rewarding and impactful work their children’s hospital network provides to families nationwide. This cause is near and dear to our hearts at Snax-Sational.”
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation, a philanthropic venture founded by the Emmy-award-winning media entrepreneur Ryan Seacrest and his family, seeks to aid in the healing process for children and their families while also boosting the morale of the staff at Le Bonheur.
A prestigious ribbon-cutting event was held to commemorate the opening of the Seacrest Studios at Le Bonheur. Esteemed personalities, including Ryan Seacrest, Jaren Jackson Jr. (NBA player and forward for the Memphis Grizzlies), Jordan Davis (country pop singer and songwriter), and Kat Graham (actress, singer, humanitarian, dancer, and model), were in attendance to support this noble initiative. The ceremony was further enriched by the presence of the Munford High School marching band, mascots from the University of Memphis, Memphis Redbirds, Memphis Showboats, and Memphis Grizzlies, and Grand Marshal Peabody Duckmaster – Kenon Walker. Speakers at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony included Ryan Seacrest, Dr. Trey Eubanks, Interim President of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and Michael Ugwueke, President and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.
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