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Blake Shelton establishes pediatric cancer research program in Oklahoma

Posted at 11:43 AM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 12:45:20-05

Oklahoma native Blake Shelton has established a pediatric cancer research program in his home state.

The Blake Shelton Cancer Research Program is in honor of his cousin, Aspen Van Horn, who was diagnosed with cancer at five months old.

In 2016, Shelton donated $600,000 to Children's Hospital Foundation during a concert in Oklahoma City.

“We are so thankful for Blake’s support in defeating childhood cancer,” said Chip Keating, Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Board President. “We have what I would consider to be one of the top cancer centers in America here at our footsteps, providing the best care possible for our kids with cancer. This research program will help us further our mission to see more kids ring the bell, symbolizing the end of active treatment and the beginning of a life free of cancer.”

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