The Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality TV family came together on Tuesday night to announce the launching of the Robert G Kardashian Health Center at UCLA, a center aimed towards providing “resources for groundbreaking research, patient care and education…in efforts to support esophageal health,” as explained by Khloe in her recent Instagram story. Father and husband, Robert G. Kardashian died at the age of 59 from eshophageal cancer, and so the Kardashians’ generous work and donations put towards eshophageal research is amazing.
Kim Kardashian tweeted about the opening, expressing both her excitement in the launch and her gratitude to Dr. Eric Esrailian for all his help:
Kim later filmed herself at the event sharing, “We are here with all the doctors and everyone that will be educating everyone…” posting the video to Twitter.
This is truly groundbreaking and exciting, and we are grateful that the Kardashians are able to put their riches to work once again. The Robert G. Kardashian Health Center is in the best hands at UCLA. The public university is known for its cutting-edge research, brilliant faculty and realms of resources available for education and improvement in medicine. It is ranked as the #1 public university by U.S. News & World Report and 11th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, which is based on faculty publications, citations alumni and faculty who have won major awards. A countless number of research breakthroughs have been achieved at UCLA, including new paths to fighting neurogenerative diseases and prostate cancer treatment. To add on, UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is ranked among the top 10 cancer centers in the nation, landing #6 in rankings, which is also included in the magazine’s guide to America’s “best hospitals.”
It is no surprise why the Kardashian family collectively decided to help bring this project to UCLA in particular, for its achievements and brilliancy are nearly impossible to overlook. The role UCLA plays in the field of science, technology and medicine is clear, and all students, faculty, staff and alumni are extremely proud to have a new center opening through our university and our home. This prestige has been earned and will proceed to heighten as UCLA continues to #fightfightfight.