Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Toby Keith promises kids with cancer, "I Won't Let You Down"

Toby Keith once sang about putting an extra $20 in the plate at church in his song, "My List." Well Toby is a man of his word - and then some. Through his Toby Keith Foundation, he is helping to raise 8.7 million dollars for the OK Kids Korral in Oklahoma City. The Center will provide a home for pediatric cancer patients and their families while they are receiving treatment at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center and other nearby facilities. Toby was inspired to take action after a friend's (and former bandmate) child died from cancer. The plans and designs were approved Wednesday by the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority. Construction on the 25,000-square-foot, two-story building should begin this spring and be complete in late 2013. Congratulations to Toby and his foundation for their efforts. Toby may not be "As Good As I Once Was," in some areas, but his heart is better than ever!

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