When Ryan Seacrest isn’t onscreen hosting American Idol, he’s busy with a number of other important projects, including his philanthropic work through the Ryan Seacrest Foundation that continues to expand.
In a video uploaded on the TV personality’s Instagram account on May 24, Ryan announced that his foundation recently opened ups its 12th Seacrest Studios at the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
As he stood alongside his mother Meredith and other hospital officials, the snippet captured him perform the ribbon cutting ceremony.
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What’s more, an official press release noted the media center features new technology that will give patients a taste at potential careers in radio, television and other forms of media.
“Our 12th Seacrest Studios at @lebonheurchildrens is officially open!” he captioned the clip.
When followers caught on to the former daytime TV host’s generous donation to the medical center, they immediately applauded him in the comments on Instagram.
“Hugest congrats to you guys on the opening! 👏❤️,” one person wrote. “Keep up the good work! Helping to change the world for the better!” a different fan penned. “Congratulations!! So excited to have Memphis in the RSF fam 🤍🤍,” another added.
As the event went on, Ryan continued to showcase the hospital with photos on Instagram.
From posing with current patients to simulating his radio show with country artist Jordan Davis and actress Kat Graham, he exhibited how much the cause meant to him.
As for the reason why he chose Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to be the next recipient of a Seacrest Studios, he opened up about it online. In an official statement per the hospital, he revealed the Memphis community contributed to the decision.
“Since the foundation’s inception, I have had the pleasure of witnessing the power that entertainment and creative expression has had on thousands of patients across the country,” he said.
“I am thrilled to bring together the patients of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, their families and the Memphis community to continue sharing joyful and meaningful experiences.”
The latest Seacrest Studios joins 11 others like it in hospitals nationwide. The first one opened at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in November 2010.