OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Country music star Toby Keith has presented a check for $500,000 to the Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City for renovation of an oncology unit.
The money was raised by Ally's House, a charity Keith helped start four years ago to help children with cancer and their families.
Keith and some young people got the project going Wednesday by using sledgehammers against a wall that's being torn down to make way for the renovation.
The project will create a playroom, a family resource room, a room for infusion treatments and a palliative care area for treating patients at the end of their lives.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.