Kern Wildenthal

President, Children's Medical Center Foundation

Celebrating 50 Years, NorthPark Honors Cancer Patients11 September 2015
NorthCenter 50 years of giving

Children’s Medical Center Foundation is honored to participate in the Fiftieth Anniversary activities of NorthPark Center.  Recognizing Cancer Awareness Month, NorthPark Center is providing NorthPark Gold for the purchase of “Milestone Gifts” for the patients of the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Patrick Leavey, Pediatric Oncologist, along with patients Reese Skelte, 5, and Julissa Garcia, 9, recently stopped by NorthPark for a shopping spree at the Disney Store and LEGO store to select Milestone Gifts for young cancer patients who reach an important marker or clear a hurdle, such as the end of chemotherapy, transition back to school, or celebrate a birthday in the hospital. The Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders houses one of the largest pediatric hematology-oncology programs in the U.S.  

When my good friends Ray and Patsy Nasher opened NorthPark 50 years ago, they were committed to having it serve as a beacon of excellence  in art and in philanthropy, as well as having it be one of the world’s outstanding shopping centers.  When the torch of leadership for NorthPark passed to Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger, who are as admired and as committed to our community as Ray and Patsy were, Nancy and David continued and expanded these multiple missions.  Now, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, NorthPark, under Nancy and David’s leadership, is making generous donations to 50 important charities in our community.  Children’s Health, and our Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, are very grateful to be among the beneficiaries of NorthPark’s generosity, as we strive to provide the best possible care and research breakthroughs for the children of North Texas and the world.

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