What a gift! Thank You Blake Shelton!

Blake Shelton donated $600,000 to the Jimmy Everest Cancer Center through the Children’s Hospital Foundation after his concerts in Oklahoma City on September 9th and 10th, 2016 .

Saturday night, Shelton brought up one of his young relatives on stage and told the audience a bit about her battle with cancer. “This time last year, we had a scare. And, we didn’t know what was going going to happen,” he said. “And, you can see that she’s here right now.” Shelton continued on to talk about the Jimmy Everest Cancer Center, where his relative was treated. “They don’t turn any kids away. You come in there, you got a problem, they don’t turn anybody away, so I thought ‘That’s a place that needs some money,’” he said. Shelton then announced both the concerts’ proceeds were being donated to the Jimmy Everest Cancer Center through Children’s Hospital Foundation, as he signed the $600,000 oversized check. “Let’s all do the right thing,” he said. “This is our money, Oklahoma.”

“Blake’s single selfless act of generosity is going to benefit hundreds of Oklahoma kids battling cancer,” said Evelyn Bollenbach Senior Director of Development at The Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We were told Blake was going to present a check. I had no idea he was going to make a gift this significant. I’m still in shock. I woke up this morning and thought it was a dream.”

CLICK HERE to watch Blake’s check presentation to the Jimmy Everest Center and Children’s Hospital Foundation at his concert.

 

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton with Evelyn Bollenbach of Children's Hospital Foundation and Dr. Ashley Baker of the Jimmy Everest Center at the Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton with Evelyn Bollenbach of Children’s Hospital Foundation and Dr. Ashley Baker of the Jimmy Everest Center at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center

 

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