Philadelphia - Jul 18, 2011 - The Ryan Seacrest Foundation launched The Voice at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia during a ribbon-cutting event on July 15, 2011, held in the Hospital's Colket Atrium, the new home of this interactive closed-circuit broadcast multi-media center.
Teen sensation Selena Gomez made a special appearance at the hospital, joining Seacrest as he hosted the first broadcast from The Voice, which also included interviews with NFL Kicker David Akers, cardiac patient Julia Parmisciano and Stephanie Fuller, M.D., a Cardiac Center surgeon at the hospital.
The RyanSeacrest Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for seriously ill and injured children through programs that utilize multimedia and interactive platforms to enlighten, entertain and educate.
The Voice provides young patients within the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia community with an opportunity to engage in activities related to radio, TV and new media, ranging from broadcasting like a disc jockey and playing their favorite songs to watching live artists perform and interviewing celebrities.
The Voice at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is located in the Main Hospital's Colket Atrium.