Making their dad proud. On Tuesday, April 16, Kim and Khloé Kardashian took to social media to reveal that the family is honoring their late father, Robert Kardashian Sr., by opening a health center named after him.
The KUWTK stars attended the UCLA’s Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health opening in L.A. along with their mom, Kris Jenner. “It’s been years and years in the making and I just can’t believe it’s going to be a reality,” said Khloé on her Instagram Story while on her way to the event. “We are so excited and honored.”
Once the family arrived, Kim revealed her father’s relatives were present. “We are at the opening ceremony for the Robert G. Kardashian esophageal cancer health center at UCLA. We just did the ribbon cutting,” she said on both Instagram and Twitter. “We’re going to take a picture with all the doctors and everyone that will be helping and educating. We’re all here. My whole dad’s side of the family came to support.”
Robert, who was a businessman and attorney, died in 2003 after losing his battle to esophageal cancer, which is why his daughters are making that the prime focus of the health center. “The UCLA Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health will provide resources for groundbreaking research, patient care and education/training, in addition to support or efforts in esophageal health,” Khlo wrote on her Instagram Story.
“The naming of the center and it’s dedicated specialty services will assist in advancing UCLA’s position at the forefront of the works for study and treatment of esophageal and other GI disorders — improving the quality of life for countless patients and their families. The center will deal with all esophageal and motility issues at UCLA: cancer, benign conditions like reflux, precision health to hopefully prevent cancer, research, education and wellness,” she concluded.
They’re making a difference in the best way.